Allison Paetz is a part-time Ph.D. student in music education at Case Western Reserve University. Allison is also the Vocal Music and AP Research teacher at Rocky River High School, where she directs 3 curricular choirs, 2 extracurricular ensembles, co-teaches AP Research, and serves as district music department chair. Allison earned her Master of Music in Music Education from Michigan State University in 2018 after completing the three-summer intensive program. She is a 2012 graduate of Case Western Reserve University, holding a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Vocal Performance).
Allison’s research interests include music teacher identity, secondary choral music education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in music education. She has presented research at the Symposium on Music Teacher Education, New Directions Conference, Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, Narrative Inquiry in Music Education Conference, Enacting Curricular Change in Music Education through Vernacular Music Conference, and the National Association for Music Education National Conference. Her research has been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. Allison also serves as a vocal adjudicator for the Ohio Music Education Association and a table leader for the Educational Testing Service (AP Research subject area). She maintains memberships in OMEA, NAfME, OCDA, and ACDA.