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Kimberly Ankney

Kimberly Ankney

Assistant Professor

Ferguson Ctr A159
(757) 594-8789
kimberly.ankney@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in Music Education, Northwestern University
  • MM in Music Education, University of Michigan
  • BM in Music Education, Temple University

Teaching

Music education methods and foundations, strings, educational research, contemporary issues and skills, psychology of music.

Research

Teacher noticing of student thinking in improvisation/composition, responsive pedagogy, preservice/inservice music teacher development, and string education.

Biography

Kimberly Lansinger Ankney is Assistant Professor and Director of Music Education at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. She received her PhD from Northwestern University where she was a Fellow in the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience (CSEME). She has a Master of Music degree in music education from University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Temple University. Her research focuses on teachers’ perceptions of student thinking in improvisation, responsive pedagogy, preservice teacher development, and string education. Kimberly has contributed research to Advances in Music Education Research, Visions of Research in Music Education, Music Education Research, and has written book chapters for several major publishers. She has presented papers for the International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education (ISAME), the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), the Society of Music Teacher Educators (SMTE), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and New Directions in Music Education. Prior to teaching at Christopher Newport University, Kimberly taught classes at Northwestern University and Lake Forest College. As a music teacher, she taught in Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland and at Lancaster Country Day School, Pennsylvania in the areas of instrumental, choral, and general music education.


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