Professor of Music (Music Education)
As a teacher of graduate courses in the foundations of music education, Estelle Jorgensen also serves as editor for Philosophy of Music Education Review, general editor for the Counterpoints: Music and Education series at Indiana University Press, is the founding chair of the Philosophy SRIG of MENC, and is the founding co-chair of the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education. She is the author of In Search of Music Education (University of Illinois Press, 1997), Transforming Music Education (Indiana University Press, 2003), The Art of Teaching Music (Indiana University Press, 2008), the forthcoming Pictures of Music Education (Indiana University Press, 2011), and is a frequent contributor to leading research journals in music education internationally. She is an author and speaker on a broad array of themes in the philosophy of music education.
Jorgensen taught music in grade schools in Canada and at McGill University, Montreal, and has lectured in Sweden, Finland, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Australia. She has led or contributed to eight international symposia in the philosophy of music education held in Bloomington, Ind. (1990), Toronto, Canada (1994), Los Angeles, Calif. (1997), Birmingham, U.K. (2000), Lake Forest, Ill. (2003), Hamburg, Germany (2005), London, Canada (2007), and Helsinki, Finland (2010).
Jorgensen is a fellow of the Philosophy of Education Society and holds an honorary doctorate in music from Andrews University.