Jennifer Wassemiller has extensive experience as a performer, an accompanist, and a teacher of all ages. Currently, she serves as an Adjunct Professor of Music Education at Friends University, in addition to teaching in the Wichita Public Schools. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Music in Education from Friends University, her Master of Music from Emporia State University, her Kodály certification from Wichita State University, and she is in the final stage of completing her Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Ms. Wassemiller taught studio lessons and K-12 music in Kansas schools for over 20 years, and she has presented at local, state, national, and international music educator conferences. In addition to being active within the Organization of American Kodály Educators and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Ms. Wassemiller has held leadership positions within the Kansas Music Educators Association, Plains State Kodály Organization, and Mu Phi Epsilon. She also served as a Music Education Ambassador to China with People to People in 2009. More recently, Ms. Wassemiller was on the faculty of the Kodály Summer Institute at the University of Central Missouri in 2017 and presented at the International Society for Music Education in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2018.
Her research interests are in fostering diverse and inclusive music experiences in the general music classroom in addition to the influence of undergraduate teacher preparation and mentoring on the self-efficacy on beginning music teachers.
B.M. Friends University; M.M. Emporia State University