Experts & Speakers Faculty Profile
Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman
Professor of Music (Music Education); Graduate Coordinator (Music Education)
Professor of Music
Jacobs School of Music
Interests:choral music education, vocal jazz
- D.M.E. at Indiana University, 1992
- M.A. at San Diego State University, 1981
- B.S. at Indiana State University, 1974
As a specialist in choral music education, vocal jazz, and research, Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman is a former faculty member and music education department chair at the University of Southern California, and a former faculty member and conductor of choral ensembles at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. She has also taught choral and general music to grades K-12 in California and has been active extensively as a pianist.
Professor Madura is the author of four books: Becoming a Choral Music Teacher (Routledge, 2009), Music Education In Your Hands (with Michael L. Mark, Routledge, 2009), Images of America: Madura's Danceland (Arcadia, 2010) and Getting Started with Vocal Improvisation (MENC, 1999). She has articles published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, Philosophy of Music Education Review, Psychology of Music, International Journal of Music Education, and Teaching Music. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Music Education.