Olivia Tucker

Assistant Professor, Music Education

Olivia Tucker

Olivia Tucker

Assistant Professor of Music Education

otcuker@unm.edu
Center for the Arts Room 1107
Curriculum Vitae

Olivia Tucker holds a PhD in music education from the University of North Texas, where she was a teaching fellow and served as an assistant director of the Denton New Horizons senior citizen band. Prior to her doctoral work, Tucker taught band in Dallas-Fort Worth area schools while earning a Master of Music Education degree from UNT. Tucker holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Howard Payne University. Her primary instrument is the flute.

Tucker’s research interests include the agency, education, and identity, of music teachers and instrumental music student motivation. Her work may be found in the Journal of Music Teacher EducationMusic Educators Journal, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. Tucker has annually presented her work for ensemble teachers at the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic and Convention in San Antonio, and she has presented research at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting and at the Symposium on Music Teacher Education. Tucker will present her dissertation research on band teacher agency at the 2020 National Association for Music Education National Conference, and she will also lead a panel presentation on music teacher identity research paradigms.

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