Gail Kopetz joined the Department of Music at Mississippi State University in 2014. Prior to joining the faculty at MSU, Mrs. Kopetz directed the Women’s Chorus at Capital University and served as Choral Director and Music Coordinator at Columbus School for Girls (OH). Mrs. Kopetz holds a Bachelor in Music Education from The Ohio State University, where she studied both piano and organ pedagogy and served as a primary accompanist for major ensembles, a Master of Music from The University of Utah, and acquired educational administration licensure, K-12, in the state of Ohio. She holds Orff-Schulwerk certification (I- post Level III), served on the American Orff- Schulwerk’s National Board of Trustees and has been a Levels instructor.
Mrs. Kopetz has also spent many years teaching music K-12 in both public and private institutions, and provided both undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation instruction at the following institutions: Furman University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah. She has been active as a presenter and clinician with professional invitations from many organizations including: AMEA, MMEA, OMEA, UMEA, OAIS, Midwest Kodály Conference, American Orff- Schulwerk Association National Conference, state and local chapters of AOSA, and the Intermountain Suzuki Institute. Additional doctoral level studies were completed at the University of Utah and The Ohio State University.