Kathleen Creasy

Part-time Assistant Professor of Music & Music Education, School of Music

A native of Ohio, Kathy Creasy graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in 1983 and began her teaching career in the Seneca East school district in central Ohio, where she built and directed a high school choral program and taught general music in grades K-6.

Motivated by an OMEA convention to learn more, she earned a Master of Music degree at Bowling Green State University with emphases in both choral conducting and elementary general music. There she trained in Orff and Kodaly and began her tenure with the Lincoln Center Institute's aesthetic education programs (located in many cities across the nation). Her years with the Lincoln Center programs shaped her approach to general music education and led to interest and research in aesthetic responsiveness.

She took a three-year appointment at the University of Findlay in 1987 as Director of Choral Activities and Instructor of Music, where she conducted all vocal ensembles, taught music/music education courses, and directed/produced the department's music-theatre productions. In 1990, she moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to pursue a doctorate and teach full-time. She spent three years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, first as an instructor and doctoral student and later as a Visiting Assistant Professor.

Creasy moved to the Atlanta area in 1993 where she joined the full-time faculty of Kennesaw State University, directing all choral ensembles and teaching music education courses. During these years she trained at the Southeast Institute for Education in Arts in Chattanooga (SCEA), becoming a lead facilitator in Discipline-Based Music Education (DBME) institutes offered by the North Georgia Institute for Education in the Arts (NGIEA). In 1998, family needs prompted Creasy to resign her full-time position but she continues to teach music methods courses as a part-time faculty member, and serves on staff at her church as choir director.

Creasy lives near Atlanta with her husband, two children, and an array of furry, feathery, and scaly things. In her spare time, she writes novels under a pseudonym for Grand Central Publishing.

Contact Kathleen D. Creasy | mittelman@bellsouth.net