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Katherine  Seybert M.M.

Katie Seybert is the Visiting Instructor of Music at West Virginia State University teaching elementary methods courses, music appreciation, freshman year experience, and supervising student teachers. 


Katie received her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Marshall University in Huntington, WV in 2012, summa cum laude, and her Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign in 2016, summa cum laude. Katie has five years of experience teaching general music, band, and choir to students in preschool through eighth grade. While teaching in the Champaign, IL area, Katie was an active member of the Heart of Illinois Orff Chapter. She continues to be an active member of the National Association for Music Educators. 

While completing her Master’s at the University of Illinois, Katie focused her degree on creating an interdisciplinary approach to teaching general music. She is also an active supporter of music in correctional contexts. Katie was involved in creating musical experiences for adolescents in the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center while living in Champaign Illinois. After moving to Iowa City, Katie was a member of the Oakdale Community Choir, a choir directed by Dr. Mary Cohen which is made up of half outside singers (members of the community)  and half inside singers (men in the general population of the Iowa Medical and Classification Center, also known as Oakdale Prison) located in Coralville, IA. 


Katie was recently a co-author of Chapter 7, “Liminal Spaces: Music Making in Correctional Contexts” in the research book My Body Was Left on the Street: Music Education and Displacement co-edited by Kinh T. Vũ and André de Quadros released in July of 2020. 

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