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Jacqueline Kelly-McHale

Associate Professor of Music Education, Public Voices Fellow, DePaul University

Jacqueline Kelly-McHale is an associate professor and the coordinator of music education at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Kelly-McHales research focuses on culturally responsive teaching in K-12 music classrooms, the role of social justice in music teacher education programs, and composition in K-12 classrooms. She has published articles in Journal of Research in Music Education and Mountain Lake Reader. Kelly-McHale is an active clinician having presented workshops at state and national conferences. She also serves as a consultant for the Chicago Symphony Orchestras Institute for Learning, Access and Training and the Ravinia Festivals Reach, Teach, and Play programs. Kelly-McHale earned her doctorate at Northwestern University, an MA in music education from The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and a BS in music education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She also earned a Kodály mastery certificate and has completed levels in both the Orff and Dalcroze approaches to music education.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Music Education, DePaul University