Instructor, Music Education

Dr. Alice M. Hammel, Virginia Music Educator Association Outstanding Educator (2018) and current President of the Virginia Music Educators Association, is a widely known music educator, author, and clinician whose experience in music is extraordinarily diverse. She is a member of the faculty of James Madison University, and has many years of experience teaching instrumental and choral music in public and private schools. Dr. Hammel has put these varied experiences to great use while compiling a large body of scholarly work. She is a co-author for four texts: Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Label-free Approach, Teaching Music to Students with Autism, Winding It Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classroom and Ensemble Settings, and Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Practical Resource. Dr. Hammel is Past-President of the Council for Exceptional Children—Divison for Visual and Performing Arts Education

Music Education Professors and Instructors

Lisa Maynard

Lisa M. Maynard
Associate Professor, String Music Education,
Coordinator of Music Education
maynarlm@jmu.edu
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William M. Dabback

William Dabback
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and Admissions
dabbacwm@jmu.edu
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W. Bryce Hayes
Associate Professor, Associate Director of Choral Activities
hayeswb@jmu.edu
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Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy

Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy
Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities, Coordinator of Voice Area
vanderjx@jmu.edu
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David Stringham

David Stringham
Director of Research, Entrepreneurship, and Engagement in the College of Visual and Performing Arts
stringda@jmu.edu
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Benjamin Guerrero
Preparing Future Faculty Fellow, Instructor
guerrebj@jmu.edu
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Scott Zane Smith
Coordinator, Supervisor, Instructor
smithsz@jmu.edu
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Rhonda Stees

Rhonda Stees
Instructor
steesrl@jmu.edu
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