- Coordinator of Music Education
- Associate Professor
Dr. Shelly Cooper, has been an active music educator for more than 30 years. As a researcher and general music specialist, she has presented at numerous local, state, and national music and general education conferences and in-service workshops.
Cooper is the editor of General Music Today and a review board editor for the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. Primary research interests include music acquisition in children, children as composers, and historical aspects of music education. She has articles published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, General Music Today, The New Grove Dictionary of American Music II, The Mountain Lake Reader, and UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education. She has choral arrangements published with Hal Leonard and Colla Voce Music, and is a contributing author for the Silver Burdett music textbook series (2005) and Interactive Music Powered by Silver Burdett with Alfred. [Text series, Grades K-8]. OLE: Online Learning ExchangeTM Pearson (2012). Her most recent publication (2016) is a co-authored textbook Becoming a MusicTeacher with Oxford.
As a faculty member at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, she will teach undergraduate
and graduate music education courses. She has taught Kodály certification courses at Arizona State University, the University of New Mexico and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
BA in Music Education, Graceland College (Lamoni, IA)
MM in Music Education, Arizona State University (Tempe)
DMA in Music Education, Arizona State University (Tempe)