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Melago, Kathleen

Kathleen A. Melago is Professor of Music Education at Slippery Rock University and has served as Division Head of Music Education since she joined the faculty in August 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Slippery Rock University, her Master of Music in flute performance from the University of Northern Iowa, her Master of Arts in Music Education from Eastern Illinois University, and her Doctor of Musical Arts from The Ohio State University. She has taught music privately and in schools in Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Ohio. Her research interests primarily center on strengthening music teacher recruitment and incorporating SEL into music teacher education. In 2019, Kathy authored an interactive e-text for college music appreciation courses called Exploring Music (available through Top Hat). She is a recipient of the 2020 Online Learning Consortium Effective Practices Award for her achievements in online teaching, specifically the innovative one-to-one online instrumental teaching partnership embedded in two of her music education courses.