Allison Paetz

Portrait of Allison Paetz

Allison Paetz is a Ph.D. student in music education at Case Western Reserve University, where she teaches Vocal Pedagogy and serves as a teaching assistant in the music education program as needed. When not completing her year of residency (academic year 2019-2020) 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 works with the drama department as vocal director and sound engineer for the musicals. Allison earned her Masters in Music in Music Education from Michigan State University in 2018 after completing the three-summer intensive program. Allison is also 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 equity 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. As a co-author, her research has been accepted for publication in the Journal 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. When not musicking, Allison can be found running, listening to podcasts, cooking, or training in Brazilian jiu jitsu.