Kari Veblen

Professor Emerita
Email: kveblen@uwo.ca

Kari K. Veblen was professor of music education at Western University, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses such as foundations of music education, cultural and Canadian perspectives, music for children, and qualitative research methods. She served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research from 2010 to 2012 and Assistant Dean of Research from 2012 to 2013.

Thus far her career spans four decades including stints as elementary music teacher, community musician, curriculum consultant to orchestras and schools, faculty member at UW-Stevens Point, visiting scholar (Center for Research in Music Education, University of Toronto, Canada), and research associate (Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland). Dr. Veblen holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Knox College, and both masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Veblen has served in numerous professional capacities, including the International Society for Music Education board, and as co-founder and associate editor of the International Journal of Community Music. She has presented over 275 peer-reviewed conference papers and invited lectures/workshops throughout North America, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, South Africa, and New Zealand.

Research interests include community music networks, both face-to-face and online; lifespan music learning; Irish/Celtic traditional transmission; and vernacular genres.Author, co-author and co-editor of four books, and over 80 peer-reviewed chapters, articles and conference papers, her latest book project is the Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning (with Janice Waldron and Stephanie Horsley). Kari Veblen is recipient with Janice Waldron (University of Windsor) of a 2017–2021 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant for their study entitled: “Canadian Scottish Pipe Bands as On and Offline Convergent Communities of Practice.”

See Academia.edu and Researchgate for access to select published papers.