Kelly Bylica

PhD Student
Music Education
Office: TC 326

Kelly Bylica is a PhD student in Music Education at Western University. Kelly completed her BME degree from Valparaiso University (IN) in 2010 and her Master's in Music Education with departmental honors from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University (IL) in 2014. Kelly has taught across rural, urban and suburban settings, and students from K-8, having spent the last four years teaching 6-8th grade music at Westchester Middle School in Westchester, IL where, in addition to teaching general music, she built a choral program from one to five choirs, directed the annual spring musical, and developed her own curriculum.

Kelly’s research interests have developed from experiences with her own students and she is interested in interdisciplinary approaches to music education as well as the promotion of social justice in schools through music.