Dr. Jennifer Campbell serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor, where she facilitates music education in Foundations of Music Education, Elementary Methods, and the capstone course, Managing the Music Education Classroom. She also supports individual Teacher Interns at their placements. Before joining the music department at Mississippi State, Dr. Campbell served as Coordinator of Music Education at The College of St. Rose (2017-2021) and the University of Central Missouri (2016-2017).
Dr. Campbell’s first teaching position was at the Sanford School in Hockessin, Delaware. She taught Junior Kindergarten through Grade Eight, teaching general and choral music that resulted in over nine concerts annually. She was also active in the Sanford Repertory Theatre Company, serving in various capacities including Technical Director and Stage Crew Adviser. In her time at St. Rose and UCM she proudly served as faculty adviser to active Collegiate NAfME chapters.
In 2020, she was appointed as Elementary General Music Instructional Lead for the Country Music Association’s Unified Voices for Music Education. Through this initiative, she sponsored four summer work sessions for music educators from across the United States to plan lessons in virtual and physically distanced classrooms. In 2019, Dr. Campbell presented at the Inaugural Southwest Region Collegiate Summit of NAfME. She presented her research on female music educators of the nineteenth century at the 2017 Oklahoma Symposium on the History of Music Education and her research on early childhood singing at the 2016 NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference.
Dr. Campbel holds the Doctor of Philosophy degree and the Master of Music degree in Music Education from The University of Mississippi, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory in Berea, OH. As an elementary music specialist, she has completed three levels in the Orff-Schulwerk approach and holds a level II certificate in the Kodály pedagogy. She is a member of the National Association for Music Educators, the Organization for Kodály Educators, and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.