Clinician Bios

Dr. Brent Gault

Brent Gault is professor of music education and interim chair of the Music Education Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

He has taught elementary and early childhood music courses in Texas, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. He specializes in elementary general music education, early childhood music education, and Kodály-inspired methodology. He also has training in both the Orff and Dalcroze approaches to music education.

Gault has presented sessions and research at conferences of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Dalcroze Society of America, International Kodály Society, International Society for Music Education, Organization of American Kodály Educators, and National Association for Music Education. In addition, he has served as a presenter and guest lecturer for colleges and music education organizations in the United States, Canada, China, and Ireland.

Articles by Gault have been published in various music education periodicals, including the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, General Music Today, Kodály Envoy, Orff Echo, and American Dalcroze Journal. He is the co-editor (with Carlos Abril) of Teaching General Music (2016, Oxford University Press) and author of Listen Up! Fostering Musicianship Through Active Listening (2016, Oxford University Press).

In addition to his duties with the Music Education Department, Gault serves as the program director for the Indiana University Children's Choir, where he conducts the Allegro Choir. He is a past president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators.

Katie Wonderly

Katie Wonderly is a seventh-year elementary music teacher, making music with her favorite young musicians in Oklahoma City. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education with a Vocal Emphasis from Oklahoma City University in 2015 and received her Kodály certification from the University of Oklahoma in 2021. Katie is a member of The Organization of American Kodály Educators, National Association for Music Education, and the National Education Association. She was named the 2021 Oklahoma Music Educators’ Association Outstanding Young Music Educator and the 2020 Putnam City District Teacher of the Year.

Katie utilizes social media to connect with educators, students, and community members around the world under the username, Ms. Wonderly Makes Music. She is known for innovatively sharing her journey as a young music educator, featuring favorite resources, classroom decor, lesson ideas, tech tips, and more. Katie believes every classroom should be a place where creativity, community, and diversity are embraced and encouraged. She is passionate about teaching music by all people to all people, ensuring that every student leaves her room knowing their voice matters, and that they are an essential part of the ensemble. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram!

Dr. Sharon Morrow

Sharon Morrow is a retired Associate Professor of Music Education from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ where she was awarded the Rider University Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2017. She received her Masters in Music Education and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction (minor in Communication Disorders) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Her public school teaching experience has included work with students from K-12 in choral music, general music, and string instruction in California, Montana, and Wisconsin. She has completed Levels training in Orff-Schulwerk at University of Montana and University of St. Thomas, and brings an eclectic pedagogical approach to teaching that includes Comprehensive Musicianship, Orff, Kodály, Dalcroze, and Suzuki with a culturally-relevant curricular pedagogy that emphasizes active music-making at all levels. She has presented workshops at the local and state level for music educators in California, Montana, Wisconsin and New Jersey, and has been a vocal and choral adjudicator and clinician at the local and state level. She has served as co-president for the Wisconsin Orff Chapter (Greater Milwaukee Orff Dimensions). While teaching public school, her high school choral music program was selected to be a pilot program for the Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance program in Wisconsin.

In addition to music education, Dr. Morrow is also a licensed medical technologist and has worked as a clinical instructor, bench technologist (generalist) and supervisor for hospital labs in Orange and San Diego counties (CA). Her research interest is in vocal health for music teachers and students.

Dr. Morrow has remained an active vocal performer, singing with the Orange County Master Chorale (CA), San Diego Master Chorale (CA), Pacific Camerata (CA), Bozeman Chamber Singers (MT), Bozeman Choral Union (MT), Intermountain Opera Chorus (MT), University of Wisconsin Madrigal Singers (WI), and Isthmus Vocal Ensemble (WI) and Princeton ProMusica (NJ).