Robin Giebelhausen Appointed Assistant Professor of Music Education
October 21, 2020 School of Music
General music specialist brings creativity and a love of technology to UMD.
By Kathryn Hougham
The University of Maryland’s School of Music (SOM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Giebelhausen as assistant professor of music education, specializing in general music.
“I am thrilled to join the music education team at Maryland,” Giebelhausen said. “The outstanding work of Dr. Elpus, Dr. Prichard and Dr. Hewitt is internationally recognized and I am humbled to be a part of this tremendous area.”
Joining the move to Maryland is Giebelhausen’s beloved ukulele—a passion and source of her research. She has found the instrument to be accessible and to leave much room for musical growth. Giebelhausen has written numerous articles to help other music teachers utilize the instrument in their classrooms in the National Association for Music Educators and the International Journal of Music Educators.
Passionate about technology, Giebelhausen has maintained an active online presence. Her YouTube channel is a treasure trove of material ranging from classroom curriculum to technology reviews and her website, Sound Educators, is full of resources for music teachers. Giebelhausen further engaged with new technology by publishing an interactive ebook entitled “Ukulele for Music Teachers,” providing the reader with text, audio and animation to create a full sensory experience.
Giebelhausen holds a B.M.E. in choral music education from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, an M.M. in music education from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in music education from Michigan State University.
Giebelhausen’s future research plans include developing music education curricula to support lifelong music engagement from early childhood through adulthood.
Learn more about Robin Giebelhausen.