Kexin Xu

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Dr. Kexin  Xu


Assistant Professor


School of Music

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(931) 372-3625


Bryan Fine Arts #363


Dr. Kexin Xu received her doctorate in Music Education with a specialization in General Music Methodology as well as a minor in Vocology at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She has taught in P-12 schools in the United States and in China. She served as the Associate Instructor of Music Education at Indiana University and was the Assistant Conductor for Indiana University Children’s Choir. Dr. Xu is a certified Kodály music educator and has completed Orff Level I.  

Dr. Xu’s research has been focusing on vocology, motivation, philosophy of music education, and preservice music teacher education. She has presented original research at the International Society for Music Education World Conference, International Conference for Research in Music Education, NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education Conference, Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium, Mountain Lake Colloquium, Big Ten Academic Alliance Music Education Conference, and Indiana Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference. Dr. Xu has published in the Journal of Music Teacher Education and has a contributing chapter focused on play and imagination in vocal music education in The Routledge Companion to Creativities in Music Education. She earned a B.M. in Music Education from the University of Arizona and an M.M. in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in New Jersey.