Ball State University School of Music
Kevin W. Gerrity, Associate Professor of Music Education and Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs in Music, joined the faculty of Ball State University in Fall 2007. Prior to his appointment at Ball State, he spent thirteen years teaching instrumental and general music in the State of Ohio. Dr. Gerrity holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Otterbein College and Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from The Ohio State University. At Ball State, Dr. Gerrity teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels. His primary teaching responsibilities include secondary general music methods, introduction to music education, and graduate research methods. Dr. Gerrity's research interests include teacher preparation, the impact of policy on music education, integrating music and reading instruction, and issues related to adolescence and the teaching of secondary general music. Dr. Gerrity is a member of, and/or affiliated with, the National Association for Music Education (NAFME), the Society for Research in Music Education (SRME), the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA), The College Music Society (CMS), and both The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and its Mid-Western regional affiliate (MWERA). In addition to being a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences, Dr. Gerrity has published articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, General Music Today, and other notable journals.