Julie Hagen is an assistant professor of music and coordinator of the music education program at Concordia College, where she teaches courses to both music education and elementary education majors and conducts the Bel Canto Women’s Ensemble. Additionally, she observes and mentors music student teachers and assists the collegiate chapters of MENC and ACDA. As a public school music educator in upstate New York, she was privileged to have taught elementary general music and high school choral music for eleven years.
Dr. Hagen is an active choral musician, having performed at both divisional and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, as well as numerous New York State School Music Association Conferences. She has directed honors choirs and served as a clinician and adjudicator for choral festivals in New York, Michigan, and Minnesota.
Dr. Hagen’s research is focused on mentoring and induction of the beginning music teacher, music teacher identity, and student teaching in music. She has presented her research at state, regional, national, and international conferences, and her work has been published in Michigan Music Educator and The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. Dr. Hagen received the B.M. and M.M. in music education from Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, and the Ph.D. in music education with a choral conducting cognate from Michigan State University.