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Sara K. Jones

Assistant Professor, Music Education

Sara K. Jones, music education

skjones@music.umass.edu

(413) 545-7001

358 Fine Arts Center

Sara Jones received her Ph.D. in music education from Northwestern University, her Master of Music in music education from Michigan State University, and her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University.

A former public school teacher, Sara has taught elementary, middle, and high school band in Texas and undergraduate music courses at Northwestern University. She has also been active as an assistant music director for New Horizons Bands in Michigan and Illinois and currently sits on the board of the North Shore New Horizons Band. 

Sara’s research interests include informal music learning, curriculum development, lifelong learning, teaching students with disabilities, and instrumental music education. She has presented her research at state, national, and international conferences, including Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium, Society for Music Teacher Educators Conference, Feminist Theory and Music Conference, Instrumental Music Teacher Educators Colloquium, National Association for Music Education Conference and Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference.