Rachel Sorenson


Dr. Sorenson is Assistant Professor of Music Education (Instrumental) at Kennesaw State University. She holds degrees from Stetson University and Florida State University, where she completed an MME and Ph.D in music education. She has taught a wide range of courses at Purdue University, Fort Wayne, as well as at Florida State, and previously served as a band director in the Central Florida area. An active scholar, she has been published in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, and in Research Perspectives in Music Education, and has presented nationally and internationally. Her research interests include pre-service music teacher preparation, mentoring, and the Impostor Phenomenon. 

At KSU, Dr. Sorenson teaches courses such as instrumental methods, brass and woodwind techniques, advanced pedagogy, arranging, and instrumental programming. In addition, she supervises student teachers in band programs throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area.