Dr. Jacqueline Kelly-McHale

DePaul University
Associate Professor // Director of Music Education
Jacqueline Kelly-McHale is an associate professor and the director of music education at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Her research focuses on culturally-responsive teaching in K-12 music classrooms, the role of social justice in music teacher education programs, and composition in K-12 classrooms. Kelly-McHale is an active clinician, having presented workshops at state and national conferences. She also serves as a consultant for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Institute for Learning, Access and Training and the Ravinia Festival's Reach, Teach, and Play programs. Kelly-McHale earned her doctorate at Northwestern University, an MA in music education from The University of St. Thomas, and a BS in music education from Duquesne University. She also earned a Kodály mastery certificate and has completed levels in both the Orff and Dalcroze approaches to music education.