Background

PhD, Northwestern University

Amanda R. Draper is a lecturer in Music Education in the Bienen School of Music. She previously taught elementary and middle school general music for 10 years, most recently for Chicago Public Schools. Her academic interests include investigating the utilization of music with diverse learners, a focus on music and autism research, and teacher preparation for special education in music. Dr. Draper holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Coe College in Cedar Rapids IA and a master’s degree and PhD in music education from Northwestern.