About Elizabeth Schultz

Elizabeth Schultz is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Florida where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education. Prior to earning her PhD, Elizabeth taught in Arlington, Virginia as an elementary itinerant band and orchestra teacher. Elizabeth has presented and published research related to pedagogy for teaching and playing secondary instruments, itinerant music teaching, as well as inclusive practices for teaching music to students with disabilities. She received her PhD in Music Education from the University of Florida, MM in Clarinet Performance from Louisiana State University, MAED in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech, and BA in Music Education and Clarinet Performance from Virginia Tech.

Research to Practice: Inclusion Means Everyone

For the past few years, the field of music education has talked about an increased need for diversity and equity in classrooms. However, as I’ve listened to these calls for change, I frequently see that for many people, diversity and inclusion encompasses only race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, orientation, and socioeconomic status. And while these are all aspects of music education that certainly need to change, I hold firm to the belief that we cannot have truly diverse or inclusive classrooms until we also include people with disabilities. [...]

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Research to Practice: Using Data for More than Just Grades

I used to think that research was complicated and couldn’t help me in my classroom. I used to see the Music Educators Journal arrive in my mailbox, flip through, sigh, think to myself – “If I only had time….,” and then add the issue to a growing pile on my dining room table. [...]

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