2012 - Dr. Terese Volk Tuohey

Terese Volk Tuohey

2012 - Dr. Terese Volk Tuohey (Associate Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI) taught instrumental music (band and orchestra) in the Buffalo, NY public schools for 26 years. Her “second career” bought her to Detroit, MI and Wayne State University. During her 13 years at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, she has taught both graduate and undergraduate music education courses. She was also the Instrumental Music Education coordinator of field experiences for pre- student teaching, and student teaching.

Dr. Volk Tuohey is the author of Music, Education, and Multiculturalism (Oxford University Press, 1998) and co-author of World On A String (Alfred Music Publishing, 2002). Her publications also include articles in the Journal Of Research in Music Education, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, Music Education International, and several state journals.

As Research Chair for the Michigan Music Education Association, she instituted a Research Symposium in coordination with the Michigan State Music Education Conference, and authored a regular column on research in the state journal the Michigan Music Educator.

She continues to serve as a member of the Editorial Board for Journal of Historical Research in Music Education and Music Education International. As a researcher and clinician, she has presented papers at regional, national and international music education conferences. In her clinics and workshops, she combines her experience as a music educator with her interest in historical research and ethnomusicology.

Dr. Volk Tuohey’s most recent work has been focused on the music education projects of the WPA/Federal Music Project, and on community music education as exemplified through workers songbooks, union bands and corporate performing ensembles.