Julia Shaw is associate professor of music in music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Shaw was previously an assistant professor at Ohio State University. She has served as conductor for the Chicago Children’s Choir, Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and Zionsville Community Schools (Teacher of the Year, 2007). An active choral clinician, her recent guest conducting engagements have included the Organization of American Kodály Educators National Youth Choir, Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America Children’s Honor Choir, and Kentucky All-State Junior High Treble Honor Choir. She has presented interest sessions at national, regional, and state conferences of the American Choral Directors’ Association, National Association for Music Education, and Organization of American Kodály Educators. A certified Kodály educator, she has been an instructor for the summer Kodály institutes of DePaul University, James Madison University, and the University of Central Missouri.
Shaw’s research on culturally responsive pedagogy, socio-cultural issues in music education, and urban education has been honored with the Society for Research in Music Education’s Research Grant and the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Early Career Paper in Music Education award.
Her publications appear in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Music Education Research, Arts Education Policy Review, Choral Journal, and Music Educators Journal. She has presented research at the International Research in Music Education Conference, NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, and Symposium on Music Teacher Education. She earned a Ph.D. in music education from Northwestern University, an M.M. in choral conducting from Butler University, and a B.M.E. from Indiana University.