Founding Associate Director

Jesse Rathgeber is Assistant Professor of Music Education at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. At Augustana, he teaches courses on assessment and evaluation of music learning and general/classroom music methods. Jesse also supervises student teachers and serves as advisor for Augustana's National Association for Music Education collegiate chapter.

Prior to his role at Augustana, Dr. Rathgeber was founding Associate Director of James Madison University's Center for Inclusive Music Engagement, where he also served as Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of the university's Music and Human Services Minor.

Jesse's research examines intersections of disability, music learning, popular music, technology, and creativity. He is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences and his work can be found in Accessing Music (a co-authored practitioner text on Universal Design for Learning), the Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music, the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and Music Education Research. Jesse holds degrees from Arizona State University (Ph.D.), Northwestern University (M.M., creativity/composition concentration), and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.M.E., general music concentration).

Website: http://www.jesserathgeber.com/

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