2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

Colorado Music Teacher Educators Roundtable

El Pomar Room

Carla Aguilar
Metropolitan State University of Denver, Coordinator of Music Education

Carla E. Aguilar is a professor and the Coordinator of Music Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Carla earned her Ph.D. in music education from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She also earned a Master’s degree from the Jacobs School and a Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, both in Music Education. Her current teaching duties include undergraduate courses in music education including Foundations of Music Education, Teaching General Music, Teaching Secondary Music and The Inclusive Music Classroom. In addition, she observes student teachers in music and works with music students in their  field experience placements. Carla is also the faculty advisor for the collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education at MSU Denver.

Her research interests include policy related to music education, access to music education, culturally responsive teaching, student-centered learning, and arts integration. She has presented her research at the American Educational Researchers Association, the National Association for Music Education’s Biennial Conference, the International Society for Music Education, and the Society for Music Teacher Education.