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Heil, Leila Theresa Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Heil's first area of research is focused on effective teaching strategies and curriculum content in middle and high school choral music classrooms. This research includes creative teaching and learning, as well as choices in choral literature selection. Research in this focus area is conducted in public school choral programs with both practicing choral educators and students. Data is gathered in areas of musical and vocal growth as well as perception and attitude. A second area of research focuses on pre-service teacher identity development. This research is conducted with university students studying pre-service teacher education.


  • choral music education, vocal jazz, adolescent vocal production, effective teaching and rehearsal strategies, methodology, creativity


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courses taught

  • MUSC 1103 Becoming a Music Teacher (Fall 2018)
  • MUSC 3193 Vocal Pedagogy and Literature for Young Voices (Fall 2018)
  • MUSC 4193 Student Teaching Seminar (Fall 2018)
  • MUSC 6113 Foundations of Music Education (Fall 2018)
  • IMUS 5093 Contemporary Topics in Music Education (Summer 2018)
  • MUSC 6133 Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (Spring 2018)
  • MUSC 4193 Student Teaching Seminar (Spring 2018)
  • MUSC 4203 Music Methods Practicum (Spring 2018)


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