Kathy Hickey, Program Director

Assoc Professor, Sch of Music

Office: Music, Watchorn Hall #204

Phone: 909/748-8685



Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Music literacy
  • Music learning theory
  • Sightsinging/ear training
  • Jeno Adam’s role in the music education approach known as the Kodaly Method

Courses Taught at Redlands

  • Ear Training and Sight-Singing I-IV
  • Administration and Supervision in Music
  • Choral Music at the Pre-College Level
  • Foundations of Music Education
  • Psychology of Music
  • Elementary Music Methods
  • Fundamentals of Music

Degrees Held

  • University of Southern California, Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Education
  • California State University, Long Beach, CA, Master of Arts, Piano Performance
  • California State University, Los Angeles, CA, Bachelor of Arts, Piano Performance

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  • University of Southern California
  • UCLA
  • Summer music education courses at Azusa Pacific University, CA
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • Webster University, MO
  • ¬†Arizona State University
  • California State University, Fresno

Previous Relevant Work Experience

State and regional presentations:

  • Denver, CO
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • and numerous others

Major Honors

President, national music education organization, Organization of American Kodaly Educators

Significant Presentations 

  • National and international presentations on music and music education topics
  • Katowice, Poland, International Kodaly Society Symposium: “The Legacy of Jeno Adam”¬†(August 2009)
  • Washington, DC, Organization of American Kodaly Educators, Teaching Greek Modes: Process and Literature (March 2009)
  • Numerous other presentations

Professional Affiliations

  • Music Educators National Conference
  • American Choral Director’s Association
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • American Orff-Schulwerk Association Organization of American Kodaly Educators
  • International Kodaly Society

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The non-sensical Och Tamale chant was originally titled the "Psalm of Collegiate Thanksgiving."

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