Director: Center for Educational Partnerships in Music
Dr. Katie Carlisle, Associate Professor of Music Education

The Center for Educational Partnerships is increasingly recognized as a conduit for artistic excellence and innovation in urban music education. The Center for Educational Partnerships unites university music faculty and undergraduate/graduate music students with the greater education community in a collaboration that advances the role of music in school culture and prepares strong leaders to teach in diverse and interdependent contexts. Drawing on Atlanta’s unique community resources, the relationship created by the Center fosters relevant and engaging music-making for all learners throughout the lifespan.

Current Center programs and projects include:

  • Sound Learning: Developed by Dr. David Myers in 1999, Sound Learning is a K-5 music integration residency program (integration of music with other core subjects) resulting from collaborative partnership with the Center, Atlanta-area schools and professional musicians including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and GSU faculty and students.

  • GSU Library/Johnny Mercer Foundation American Music 1900-1950 Partnership: This program enables graduate students in music education to receive graduate assistantships to develop curriculum for Atlanta-area music classroom that focuses on American Music 1900-1950. The GSU Special Collection library archives and librarians work in partnership to enable contact with primary archival resources to be used with curriculum development and delivery.

Recent research events supported by the Center for Educational Partnerships in Music include:

Distinguished Guest Speaker and Research Mentor
Dr. Robert Duke
Professor of Music and Human Learning
Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor
Director, Center for Music Learning
University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music
April 3, 2014

GSU School of Music Invitational Strings Festival
for Middle and High School Students
November 16, 2014
Georgia State University School of Music

Improvising Brain International Symposium. 
Georgia State University School of Music
April 8, 2013

Future research events supported by the Center for Educational Partnerships include: 

The Improvising Brain: Multiple Perspectives Concert & Symposium
March 8-10, 2015
Georgia State University School of Music