SMTE Executive Committee

SMTE Connie McKoy

Chair
Connie McKoy is associate professor and Director of Undergraduate Study in Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She holds a B.M. degree from the Oberlin Conservatory and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in music education from UNCG. For twenty years, she served the children of North Carolina as a lead teacher, elementary general music teacher, and elementary, middle, and high school choral director. She was visiting assistant professor of music at the University of Southern Mississippi where she directed the University Concert Choir and taught secondary choral methods.

Dr. McKoy has presented research papers, clinics, and workshops at state, regional, national, and international music conferences. She has published in several professional music journals, has served on the editorial board of The Music Educators Journal, and currently serves on the editorial board of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. She recently co-authored the book Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education: From Understanding to Application.

Dr. McKoy has been conductor/clinician for elementary, middle, and high school all-county choruses across North Carolina and in 2010, she conducted the North Carolina Middle School All State SSA choir. She has Level III certification in Orff Schulwerk pedagogy and has taught recorder for Level I and II Orff training courses. Dr. McKoy is a Past President of the North Carolina Music Educators. In 2014, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the music education department of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Society for Music Teacher Education™ (SMTE) Executive Committee

Chair
Constance McKoy (2016-2018)
University of North Carolina
Greensboro, NC
Eastern Division
Kimberly H. Councill (2016-2022)
Bucknell University 
Lewisburg, PA 
 North Central Division
Abby Butler (2012-2018)
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
 Northwest Division
Crystal Sieger (2016-2022)
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
 Southern Division
Jennifer Walter (2014-2020)
University of North Carolina
Greensboro, NC
 Southwestern Division
Sean Powell (2014-2020)
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
 Western Division 
current vacancy
 Immediate Past Chair (2016-2018)
Susan Conkling
College of Fine Arts-Boston University 
Symposium Chair
Brett Nolker (2016-2022)
University of North Carolina
Greensboro, NC
 Communications Chair
David Rickels (2012-2018)
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
ASPA Coordinator
Tami Draves (2016-2022)
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
 
NAfME National Executive Board Liaison: Kathy Sanz