Judith Jellison

Emerita professor Judith Jellison sits outside in front of a tree smiling with wind blowing through her hair.

Professor Emeritus of Music and Human Learning Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus

Judith A. Jellison was, for years, the Mary D. Bold Regents Professor in Music and Human Learning and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Her experiences working with diverse populations in schools and hospitals have shaped her philosophy and continue to guide her research, which focuses on the musical development of children with disabilities and inclusive educational practices. Her recent book Including Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn is published by Oxford University Press. She has served on editorial boards of major journals in music education and music therapy and is the recipient of the Senior Researcher Award from MENC: The National Association for Music Education and the Publications Award from the American Music Therapy Association. She is a member of The University of Texas’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers and is a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas System Board of Regents. In 2024, she was named a Distinguished Alumna of the University of Missouri—Columbia College of Arts and Sciences

Jellison retired from the University in 2019.

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