Assistant Professor, Music Education
Music and Human Services Minor Coordinator
Director of Center for Inclusive Music Engagement

Amy Lewis began at James Madison University as a Future Faculty Fellow and is currently an assistant professor of music education where her research is focused on critical race theory in music education. Previously she studied her doctoral work at Michigan State University in music education with a research focus on critical race theory, antiracism education, and activism in music education. As a public music teacher, she taught K-1; 6-8 general music, beginning band, middle school choir, and jazz band in the Chicagoland suburbs. She received the 2019 Black Faculty, Staff, and Administrators Association Emerging Leader Award and was also named the 2015 Illinois Education Association Teacher of the Year. She is an active clinician and guest lecturer on topics pertaining to equity in music education. She earned her B.M.E. degree from DePaul University and an M.A. from Concordia University. Her work is published in Action, Criticism, and Theory in Music Education, and Michigan Music Educator Journal.

Music Education Professors and Instructors

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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Amy Lewis

Amy Lewis
Assistant Professor, Music and Human Services Minor Coordianator, Director of CIME
lewisab@jmu.edu
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Lisa Maynard

Lisa M. Maynard
Associate Professor, Music Education Coordinator, String Music Education,
Music Education Graduate Coordinator
maynarlm@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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Rhonda Stees

Rhonda Stees
Instructor
steesrl@jmu.edu
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Benjamin Guerrero
Preparing Future Faculty Fellow, Adjunct Professor
guerrebj@jmu.edu
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