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Dr. Catherine Wilson
Dr. Catherine Wilson

Catherine Wilson is an assistant professor of Music Education at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green where she teaches music education courses. Formerly, she was the Coordinator for Music Education at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, a high-school vocal music director, elementary music specialist, a musical theatre director, organist, and pastoral musician.  In 2013 she won a fellowship for her research on incarcerated men expressing emotion through songwriting, and in 2011 she was recognized for exceptional research in music education. She was nominated for Hastings Public Schools Teacher of the Year in 2009, and was a Nebraska Elementary Principal’s Award of Excellence recipient in 2006. She has written choral music for Augsburg Fortress, and co-authored “Singin,’ Sweatin’ and Storytime,” which is published through MENC and Rowman & Littlefield. In addition, Catherine has been an international, national and regional presenter. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Louisville, a master’s degree in Music from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in Music from the University of Iowa. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys distance running, writing and composing. 

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