Assistant Teaching Professor of Music Education (Instrumental)
Rebekah Weaver, Assistant Teaching Professor of Music Education, joined the Ball State University faculty in the fall of 2021. She holds a PhD in Music Education from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music in percussion performance and Bachelor of Science in instrumental music education from Ball State University. Prior to her appointment at Ball State, Rebekah was a music educator in Muncie, Indiana for 12 years and served as a Graduate Student Instructor for instrumental and general music education courses at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Weaver’s primary responsibilities at Ball State include instrumental music methods (band), percussion techniques, brass techniques, student teacher coordination and supervision for the music education department, and other undergraduate and graduate level courses and mentoring. She is a member of the Ball State University Faculty Senate and is also the faculty advisor for Ball State’s chapter of United Sound and the Iota Chi chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota.
An advocate for community engagement and outreach, Rebekah is active as a percussionist in several area orchestras and community bands in Muncie, Anderson, Kokomo, and Marion and formerly worked with the now defunct Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s education outreach program. In Michigan, she taught individual and group percussion lessons through the University of Michigan’s community outreach program (MSTARS) and the Community Music School of Ann Arbor and served on the Michigan Music Education Association’s Government Relations Committee.
Rebekah is a member of the American Educational Research Association (where she holds the office of Secretary/Treasurer for the Music Education Special Interest Group), the College Music Society, the National Association for Music Education, the Percussive Arts Society, and Sigma Alpha Iota. She has presented her research at state, national, and international conferences, and her scholarship centers on preservice teacher education, teacher licensure practices, arts education policy, teaching outside of specialty and across various music subdisciplines, student teaching, and document analysis in qualitative research.