Adrienne Bedell

Adrienne (or simply, Ageh) is a second year PhD Student in Music Education at Case Western Reserve University specializing in public policy. Her research interests include music education policy and reform, in addition to informal learning opportunities within school systems and nonprofit organizations.

Ageh’s music education career began in New York City where she taught instrumental lessons and music technology courses local nonprofit programs based in the city that provides art and music education to children and teens within homeless shelters, alternative to incarceration programs, and partnering youth agencies. Ageh earned a master’s degree in Music Education from Boston University in 2014, concentrating her thesis project on relevance in music education and built a number of partnerships within Inner-City School Systems and nonprofit organizations in Brooklyn and Manhattan based on musical ethnographic data and mapping. Most recently, she’s worked with local music nonprofits in Cleveland in both leadership and support roles. She’s also a huge fan of Steve Reich, Ben Johnston, and Philip Glass.

2012; Music Theory & Composition BA, University of Pittsburgh
2014; Music Education MMed, Boston University
2020; Women in Leadership Executive Education Certificate, CWRU Weatherhead School of Management