Conference 2024 – Dr. Amy Spears

About the Clinician

Amy Spears is Associate Professor of Music at Nebraska Wesleyan University where she teaches courses in music education, world music drumming, and rock band. Her research interests include popular music pedagogy, internationalizing music curricula, and diversifying music education to include marginalized individuals. She holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Arizona State University.

Her previous teaching experience includes secondary school instrumental and general music classes in Alabama and Arizona. Dr. Spears is a regular presenter at national and international conferences. Her research has appeared in top peer-reviewed music education journals, and She also has published chapters in Women’s Bands in America (Scarecrow Press) and Marginalized Voices in Music Education (Routledge). Her most recent article, Ghanaian Collegiate Music Students Who Play Brass Instruments’ Music Education Experiences at the Pre-Tertiary Level, will be published this year in the International Journal of Music Education.