Sally Kang
Sally Kang
Assistant Teaching Professor of Music Education


Room:MU 411B

Soyeon “Sally” Kang was born and raised in South Korea. Prior to moving to the United States in 2013, Kang taught in the K-12 environments and at the university level for 11 years. While instructing students in general music at public schools, she served as a director of Hwa-Gae Children’s Recorder Ensemble and served as a church musician. As a pianist, Kang performed with symphony and chamber orchestras. She received a Master of Education in Cultural and Arts Education & Planning from Gwangju National University of Education and moved to Arizona to pursue her graduate degree in Music Education. She received a Master of Music in Music Education from Arizona State University in 2014 and finished her Ph.D. in Music Learning and Teaching at Arizona State University in 2020.

While studying in her PhD program at Arizona State University, she taught courses for undergraduate music majors and college students from various programs, and she received the Teaching Excellence Award at Arizona State University in 2017. Her research interests include teacher development, teacher education, communities of practice, and lifelong music learning. Kang’s publications include articles in the Music Educators Journal, National Association for Music Education and Society for Research in Music Education, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and AOSA Reverberations: Teachers Teaching Teachers.

Kang completed all levels of Orff and Kodály training as of 2019 and has served on the board of the Arizona Orff and Arizona Kodály Teachers Society. She also gives workshops on Professional Development for Music Teachers, collegiate professional groups, and music camps for children and youth. She also served as a summer curriculum coordinator and as a University Supervisor for the School of Music at Arizona State University. She has served as a full-time church musician, studio piano teacher, and collaborative pianist for school choirs and soloists.