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Mcelroy, Jonathan E

Jonathan McElroy

  • Professor

Department: Music and Theatre Arts

Office: Woods Theatre 216

Phone: 732-923-4641

Email: jmcelroy@monmouth.edu


Jonathan McElroy earned his Ph.D. in Music Education at New York University. He earned both his Master of Music in Composition/Arranging, and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance on trombone and upright/electric bass from William Paterson University. Jonathan is an active performer who subs on Broadway and off-Broadway, leads a sextet, and composes/arranges for a variety of music groups and artists. Such artists include Alfa Garcia, Adam Pascal, Robert Bannon, South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, and more.

Publications include a chapter in The Routledge Companion to Creativities in Music Education entitled, “Students as the Educator: A student-centric model for curriculum development” (forthcoming); “The Power of Rap in Music Education: A Study of Undergraduate Students’ Original Rap Creations” (forthcoming); and “Composing Your Meaning” (2020) Visions of Research in Music Education.

Jonathan is a professor in the Music and Theatre Arts Department at Monmouth University where he oversees the Music Education program. Jonathan’s website is www.jonathan-mcelroy.com.

Education

Ph.D., New York University

M.M., B.M, William Patterson University

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

  • Applied Music Industry I – MU 140
  • Ear Training I – MU 221L
  • From Blues to Rap: the African-American Music Tradition – MU 216
  • The American Music Tradition – MU 217

2022 Spring

  • Applied Music Industry I – MU 140
  • Ear Training II – MU 222L
  • History and Literature of Music II – MU 219
  • Music Appreciation – MU 101
  • Roots, Rock, Reggae – MU 292
  • The American Music Tradition – MU 217
  • The Teaching of Music in the Secondary School – ED 333

2021 Fall

  • Applied Music Industry I – MU 140
  • Ear Training I – MU 221L
  • From Blues to Rap: the African-American Music Tradition – MU 216
  • History and Literature of Music I – MU 218

2021 Spring

  • Ear Training II – MU 222L
  • The American Music Tradition – MU 217

2020 Fall

  • Applied Music: Private Instruction – MU 199
  • Ear Training I – MU 221L
  • From Blues to Rap: the African-American Music Tradition – MU 216

2020 Summer D

  • Applied Music: Private Instruction – MU 199

2020 Spring

  • Ear Training II – MU 222L
  • Roots, Rock, Reggae – MU 292
  • The American Music Tradition – MU 217

2019 Fall

  • Ear Training I – MU 221L
  • From Blues to Rap: the African-American Music Tradition – MU 216
  • Music Appreciation – MU 101

2019 Spring

  • Ear Training II – MU 222L
  • Roots, Rock, Reggae – MU 292
  • The American Music Tradition – MU 217

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Applied Music Industry I (MU 140)
  • Applied Music: Private Instruction (MU 199)
  • Ear Training I (MU 221L)
  • Ear Training II (MU 222L)
  • From Blues to Rap: the African-American Music Tradition (MU 216)
  • Music Appreciation (MU 101)
  • Roots, Rock, Reggae (MU 292)
  • The American Music Tradition (MU 217)