Assistant Professor of Music EducationJulie Scott is Assistant Professor of Music Education at SMU. She completed a Ph.D. in music education at Eastman School of Music 2010. Dr. Scott currently serves as president of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. Prior to teaching at the university level, she taught elementary music in Texas schools for 17 years and was coordinator of elementary for Richardson ISD for two years. She has been a director of choirs in both school and church settings for many years. Currently, she serves as director of the Lewisville ISD 5th Grade Honor Choir, which was selected as one of two elementary choirs to perform at the Texas Music Educators Conference in 2004.
A contributing author for the Pearson/Silver Burdett textbook series, Making Music, Dr. Scott also authored the Early Childhood Year 3 Stepping Stones children’s choir curriculum, which is published by Choristers Guild. She has published articles in The Orff Echo, General Music Today, The Southwestern Musician, and TMEC Connections.
Dr. Scott is director of the Summer Music Educators Workshops at SMU and director of the Center for Contemporary Studies in music at the University of North Texas. She has taught summer Orff Schulwerk courses to adults at six universities, and has presented workshops for MENC: The National Association for Music Education, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, the Organization of American Kodály Educators and to numerous state music educators' conferences, school districts, and Orff chapters throughout the U.S. Dr. Scott has presented sessions internationally at conferences in China (ISME), Italy (ISME), Thailand (CMS), and Australia (IKS).
EducationPh.D., Eastman School of Music;
M.M. and B.M., SMU
I am currently conducting a study titled "Orff Schulwerk Teacher Educators' Beliefs about Singing."
TeachingMUED 3330, MUED 3332, MUCO 3208, MUCO 3210, MUED 6352, MUAS 4230
Current President, American Orff-Schulwerk Association