Tami J. Draves
B.M.E., Auburn University; M.M., The University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Michigan State University
Tami J. Draves is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Arizona where she teaches undergraduate and graduate music education courses and advises masters and doctoral students.
An active scholar, Dr. Draves's research interests include preservice and inservice music teacher preparation and support. She has presented her research nationally and internationally, including the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Symposium on Music Teacher Education, and the International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education. Her publications appear in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Music Education Research, and the book series of the AERA Music Education SIG, Advances in Music Education Research.
Dr. Draves serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Music Teacher Education and Contributions to Music Education. She also serves on the advisory board for Music Educators Journal. She is active in the Society for Music Teacher Education and sits on the Executive Committee as the Western Division Representative and facilitates the Professional Development for the Beginning Music Teacher Area of Strategic Planning and Action committee.
As a public school teacher, Dr. Draves taught middle school and high school band in Aiken, South Carolina, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Cobb County, Georgia. While teaching in Georgia, Dr. Draves was recognized as the Cobb County School District Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2004-2005. She holds professional memberships in The National Association for Music Education, The Arizona Music Educators Association, The College Music Society, the American Educational Research Association, and Phi Kappa Phi.
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