- D.M.E., Doctor of Music Education, Indiana University, 1992
- M.A., Master of Arts in Music, San Diego State University, 1981
- B.S., Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Indiana State University, 1974
Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman is professor and graduate coordinator of music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
As a specialist in choral music education, vocal jazz, and research, Madura is a former faculty member at the University of Southern California, the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. She has also taught choral and general music to grades K-12 in California and has been active extensively as a pianist.
After earning her Doctor of Music Education degree with minors in Jazz Studies and Choral Conducting from IU, she returned as a professor in 2003.
Madura is the author of eight books, including Becoming a Choral Music Teacher, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2018); Contemporary Music Education, 4th ed. (with Michael Mark, Cengage, 2014); Vocal Improvisation Games for Singers and Choral Groups (with Jeffrey Agrell, GIA, 2014); Advances in Social-Psychology and Music Education Research (Ed., Ashgate, 2011; Routledge, 2016); Music Education in Your Hands (with Michael Mark, Routledge, 2010); Madura’s Danceland (Arcadia, 2010); Getting Started with Vocal Improvisation (R&L Education, 1999), and several chapters in other books.
She has articles published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, International Journal of Music Education, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, Philosophy of Music Education Review, Psychology of Music, and Teaching Music.
Madura currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education.