School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041

Joseph Shively

Joseph Shively

     Joseph Shively
Associate Professor of Music Education
Graduate Program Coordinator

(248) 370-2287

Center for Applied Research in Musical Understanding (CARMU) website.

Joe Shively
is Assistant Professor of Music Education in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, where he teaches instrumental music education methods, philosophy of music education, and research in music education.

He holds degrees in music education from Limestone College and the University of Illinois. While at Illinois, Dr. Shively served as Associate Editor of the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education and Coordinator of Band Programs for the Office of Continuing Education and Public Service in Music.

Prior to beginning graduate study, he served as Director of Bands at Lewisville High School and Middle School and Clover High School in South Carolina.

Dr. Shively has served as an adjudicator, arranger, clinician, drill designer, and program consultant for concert, jazz, and marching bands and orchestras throughout the United States.

Recent publications include chapters on constructivist learning approaches in Dimensions of Musical Learning and Teaching (National Association for Music Education: MENC) and Musical Understanding, (Canadian Music Educators Association), and Questioning the Music Education Paradigm, also published by CMEA.

Additionally, Dr. Shively currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy. Having made presentations in the US, Canada, and Japan, his areas of interests include constructivist learning and teaching, instrumental music, teacher education, and philosophy.