Jared R. Rawlings portrait
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Music


  • B.M.E, Music Education, Baldwin Wallace University
  • M.M., Wind Conducting, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Ph.D. , Music Education, Wind Conducting, University of Michigan. Project: The Effect of Middle School Music Ensemble Participation on the Relationship between School Connectedness, Bullying, and Peer Victimization


Jared R. Rawlings, Ph.D. serves as Assistant Professor of Music Education at The University of Utah School of Music. Rawlings teaches music education courses in instrumental music at the undergraduate level and graduate level alongside conducting the University Symphonic Band. Prior to his appointment at Utah, Rawlings served as Assistant Professor and Director of Music Education at Stetson University School of Music. While at Stetson University, Rawlings guided the School of Music in the development of a strategic plan for the Music Education undergraduate curriculum and developed pedagogical technologies for implementing preservice candidate field experiences. Prior to his appointment at Stetson University, Rawlings served as the Allen P. Britton graduate fellow (2013-2015) at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance; adjunct faculty member at Eastern Michigan University and Adrian College; Director of Instrumental Music at Goddard High Schools in Wichita, Kansas; and Director of Bands at Salina High School South, Salina, Kansas receiving a nomination for Master Teacher of the Year.

Rawlings consistently works with scholars, master pedagogues, and performing artists of varied disciplines. Residencies and partnerships with school districts, which complement a dynamic research profile, are integral to his creative work. Rawlings is published in several prominent peer-reviewed research journals including the Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, British Journal of Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education, New Directions in Music Education, Arts Education Policy Review, Journal of Music Teacher Education, and Music Educators Journal. His research on bullying in music classrooms has been nationally recognized by the American Educational Research Association receiving the 2015 Music Education Outstanding Graduate Paper Award. He is an active guest conductor, clinician, conference presenter and performer. Recent presentations include regional, national, and international music education conferences and teacher in-service workshops in Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, and Ohio. In addition to these publications, he serves as a peer reviewer for the American Educational Research Association and scholarly journals including Research Perspectives in Music Education, Educational Researcher, and Gender, Education, Music and Society.

Rawlings received a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Michigan with a cognate in Wind Band Conducting; a Master of Music degree in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace University (cum laude). He is an active member of the College Music Society, National Association of Music Education (NAfME), the Utah Music Education Association, Utah Bandmasters Association, College Band Director’s National Association, and the American Educational Research Association.