Faculty and Staff

Carol Frierson-Campbell

Professor • Department of Music

Carol Frierson-Campbell, Ph.D., professor of music, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in instrumental music education and research and coordinates the music education program at William Paterson University. Her scholarly interests include music education in marginalized communities, instrumental music education, and research pedagogy. Recent projects include the edited collection Sociological Thinking in Music Education (Oxford, 2022), the 2nd edition of Inquiry in Music Education: Concepts and Methods for the Beginning Researcher (Routledge, 2022 with Hildegard Froehlich), the edited 2-volume Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom (2006) and articles in Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education (ACT), Music Education Research and Arts Education Policy Review. During the 2015-2016 school year she served as Scholar in Residence at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in the occupied Palestinian Territories. Dr. F-C (as her students know her) also directs the WPU Music Outreach project, providing music enrichment for children from Title 1 schools in Northern NJ.

Professional Interests

instrumental music education
music education in marginalized communities
music education sociology
social impacts of music making
research pedagogy

Other Interests

Bicycling, cross-country skiing


PhD Music Education, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester Rochester, NY

BS Music Education, Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN

MM Music Performance, Ithaca College Ithaca, NY


Music Learning and Teaching, Research pedagogy

Licenses and Certifications

Permanent, New York State State

Notable Courses Taught

Introduction to Music Education
Teaching Strategies for Instrumental Music
Research Techniques
Supervision of Field Experiences

169 Shea Center

TBD by semester