Patricia Shehan Campbell, Donald E. Petersen Professor of Music, assumes the presidency of The College Music Society (CMS) in January 2013. She teaches courses in Music Education and Ethnomusicology, and is head of the UW's Ethnomusicology program.
The CMS, A national organization of 5,000 university music faculty and graduate-student hopefuls whose principal interest is the study of the pedagogy and program content of undergraduate music programs, was founded in 1958 as the merger of The College Music Association and the Society for Music in Liberal Arts Colleges. The organization promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction.
In addition to her appointment with the College Music Society, which runs through December 2015, Professor Campbell is Board Member of Smithsonian Folkways, co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures (2012), and co-editor of the Global Music Series, a series of books and recordings by 25 ethnomusicologists in study of the world's musical cultures. She also is contributing to education and repatriation efforts for the recordings of Alan Lomax in Haiti, the Caribbean, and the American South.
Campbell has written more than 150 books, chapters, and articles in refereed journals and has served on boards of the International Society for Music Education, the Society for Ethnomusicology, Jack Straw Productions, and various editorial boards (Journal of Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, Research Studies in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, and the College Music Symposium). Her research interests include music in early and middle childhood, world music pedagogy, and the use of movement as a pedagogical tool. She has delivered lectures and conducted clinics across the United States and in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa and is published widely on issues of cross-cultural music learning, world music pedagogy, children's music, and approaches to school and community music.