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  • Professor of Music and Human Learning
Office Phone: 512-471-0743
Office Location: MBE 2.204A
  • Music and Human Learning

Judith A. Jellison is the Mary D. Bold Regents Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin. A devoted advocate for children's quality music experiences, her career began as a choral and instrumental public school music teacher in classrooms with widely diverse populations of children and as a music therapist in hospital settings. These early experiences shaped her philosophy of inclusive education, guiding her later work in higher education, first as founder and Director of Music Therapy at The University of Minnesota and now as a Distinguished Teacher of Music and Human Learning at UT. An active researcher and contributor to professional organizations in music education and music therapy, she has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Journal of Music Therapy and is the recipient of teaching and research awards including the Senior Researcher Award from The National Association for Music Education and the Publication Award from the American Music Therapy Association. Her publications appear in premiere journals and her recent book, Including Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn, is published by Oxford University Press.