Jared Rawlings, Ph.D.

process-centered innovative teacher, experienced researcher

About me

Jared R. Rawlings, Ph.D., serves as Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education at The University of Utah School of Music. He received his Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Michigan and has conducted research on the social interactions of youth in music classrooms including bullying, homophobic teasing, peer and school connectedness, and adolescent perceptions of hope. Moreover, he presents at regional, national, and international conferences and is an author on numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and four book chapters. His research on bullying has been nationally recognized by the American Educational Research Association receiving the 2015 Music Education Outstanding Graduate Paper Award and he serves on the Editorial Board of Research Perspectives in Music Education. He has presented dozens of research papers and professional development workshops to in-service teachers and administrators across the United States.

Rawlings’ research focuses on investigating the socio-musical culture of school-based music ensembles while promoting prosocial behaviors with adolescent musicians. He just completed a CDC funded study included a randomized clinical trial of a social emotional learning (SEL) prevention program to reduce bullying and intimate dating violence during adolescence. His study examined the effect of middle school music ensemble participation on the relationship between perceptions of school connectedness, self-reported bullying behaviors and peer victimization. The University of Michigan funded his earlier cross-sectional research on bullying within band classrooms.

Teaching in Higher Education & Public School

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education, 2016 - present

Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Assistant Professor of Music Education, 2015 - 2016

Director of Music Education, 2015 - 2016

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Graduate Student Instructor, 2012 – 2015
Courses Taught: Percussion Pedagogy & Methods; and Elementary Classroom Music

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Adjunct Faculty, 2015-2015

Course Taught: Graduate Music Psychology

Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan
Adjunct Faculty, 2012 - 2014
Courses Taught: Foundations of Music Education; Essential Musicianship for the Elementary Educator; Woodwind Methods; and Elementary General Music Methods

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Graduate Conducting Associate, 2004-06

Teaching in Public School

Goddard Public Schools, Wichita, KS

Director of Instrumental Music – Goddard High School, 2011-2012
Courses Taught: Chamber Music; Music Theory; String Orchestra; Full Orchestra; Wind Ensemble; Symphony Band; Pep Band; “Lion Pride” Marching Band; Jazz Ensemble; and Jazz Combo

Salina Public Schools, Salina, KS
Director of Bands - Salina High School South, 2006-2011
Nominated for 2010 district-wide “Teacher of the Year” Award
Courses Taught: Chamber Music; Wind Ensemble; Symphony Band; Pep Band; “Marching Cougars” Marching Band; Jazz Ensemble; and Jazz Combo

Elementary Band Coordinator – 8 attendance centers, district-wide
Courses Taught: 5th grade band

My Research



Rawlings, J. R. & Stoddard, S. A. (in press). Peer connectedness in the middle school band classroom. Research Studies in Music Education.

Rawlings, J. R. (in press). Middle school students' perceptions of bullying. Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education.

Rawlings, J. R. (2016). Using E-portfolios in music teacher education: A review of literature. Contributions to Music Education, 41, 53-69.

Rawlings, J. R. (2015). Development and validation of the “Adolescent Musicians’ Perceptions of Connectedness”: An initial investigation. In T. S. Brophy (Ed.) Proceedings from the 5th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education. Chicago: GIA.

Rawlings, J. R. (2015). The use of questionnaires in the Journal of Research in Music Education: 2003-2013. New Directions in Music Education. http://nd.music.msu.edu/use-questionnaires-journal-research-music-education-2003-2013/

Conway, C. M., & Rawlings, J. R. (2015). Three beginning music teachers' understandings and self-perceptions of micropolitical literacy. Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, 204, 27-45.

Rawlings, J. R., & Shaw, R. (2014). Book Review of the “Getting Teacher Evaluation Right” by Linda Darling-Hammond. Arts Education Policy Review, 115(4), 159-165. doi: 10.1080/106329.2014.948320

Conway, C. M., Rawlings, J. R., Wolfgram, T. J. (2014). The story of one licensed teacher in a paraprofessional music position. Music Educators Journal, 101, 83-87. doi: 10.1177/0027432114543564

Rawlings, J. R. (2014). Safe and supportive music classrooms: Recognizing bullying behaviors in the music classroom. Michigan Music Educator, 51(2), 25-28.

Rawlings, J. R. (2014). Understanding bullying behaviors: From the experts. Michigan Music Educator, 51(2), 44-45.

Conway, C. M., Hibbard, S., & Rawlings, J. R. (online first, 2014). The potential use of micropolitics in examining personal and professional experiences of music teachers. Journal of Music Teacher Education. doi: 10.1177/1057083714539768

2013 Rawlings, J. R. (2013). An interview with Lynn Tuttle about the Core Arts Standards: Embracing a new paradigm in arts education. Arts Education Policy Review, 114(3), 157-161. DOI: 10.1080/10632913.2013.803408

Rawlings, J. R. (2013). Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies by Michelle Pacansky-Brock. New York: Routledge. British Journal of Music Education, 30(3), 421–424. doi:10.1017/S0265051713000302


Rawlings, J. (2004). Advice on convention: Making the most of your time.

Triad, 71(3), 88.