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Associate Professor, Music Education
Jennifer Mishra is Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado where she worked at Associate Director of the UNC String Project. She holds a Masters of Music Education degree and a PhD from Kent State University.
Before coming to UMSL, Dr. Mishra was Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Houston and the Associate Director of the School of Music and Assistant Professor of Graduate Music Education at the University of Northern Iowa.
Prior to this, she was an orchestra director in Alton, Illinois and Denver, Colorado specializing in elementary and middle school orchestra.
Dr. Mishra researches in the area of music cognition, specifically focusing on musical memorization, sightreading, and expertise development. Her research has appeared in journals such as the Psychology of Music, Psychomusicology, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education,and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. She has also presented at many national and international conferences.
An active clinician and author, Dr. Mishra has presented on topics in string education, distance education, world music, and the use of technology in the classroom. She has served as a technology consultant for Glenco/McGraw-Hill and her arrangements for string orchestra are published by Alfred Publishing.
Dr. Mishra plays viola in the Paducha Symphony Orchestra. Listen to Dr. Mishra discuss her recently published article in the Journal of Research in Music Education: http://jrm.sagepub.com/site/