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Dr. Kathleen McKeage
Academic Professional Lecturer
Bass Studio

Kathleen McKeage, PhD teaches the double bass studio. Her classroom teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, music theory, elementary general music, and string pedagogy. Her research has been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education and GEMS, Gender, Education, Music and Society. An active clinician, she presents nationally on a variety of topics, including creativity in the classroom, jazz improvisation for elementary students, and upright/electric bass pedagogy. She has presented multiple times at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Biennial In-Service as well as the Eastern and Northwest Division In-Services. Dr. McKeage currently serves as Past-President of the Wyoming Music Educators Association. She has served President of the Wyoming Jazz Educators (formerly associated with IAJE), the chair of the NAfME Gender SRIG, and co chair of Gender Research in Music Education International. She is the faculty advisor for the UW Collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education. Dr. McKeage has twice been named a Top 10 Teacher in the College of Arts & Sciences and was awarded the  Seibold Academic Sabbatical Award for “demonstrated commitment to teaching.”

As a bassist, Dr. McKeage continues to perform in a wide variety of genres and venues. She works as an orchestral bassist, performs with chamber groups, and soloed with the UW Chamber Orchestra. She appears regularly with area jazz and pop groups playing electric and upright bass. For the past 19 years she has performed with the western swing band Wyoming Home Grown. In 2001, the group performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Dr. McKeage holds a BME from the University of Northern Colorado, MA in Music and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wyoming.

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