- Associate Professor
- Music - Music Education
Tami J. Draves is an Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she teaches undergraduate and graduate music education courses and advises masters and doctoral students. Prior to her appointment at UNCG, Dr. Draves was on the faculty at The University of Arizona.
An active scholar, Dr. Draves’s research interests include preservice and inservice music teacher preparation and support, with a particular emphasis on identity. Her publications appear in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Music Education Research, Research Studies in Music Education, Arts Education Policy Review, and the book series of the AERA Music Education SIG, Advances in Music Education Research. She has presented her research nationally and internationally, including the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Symposium on Music Teacher Education, and the International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education.
Dr. Draves serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Music Teacher Education and New Directions. She also served on the advisory board for Music Educators Journal. She is active in the Society for Music Teacher Education and sits on the Executive Committee as the Coordinator of the twelve Areas of Strategic Planning and Action committees.
As a public school teacher, Dr. Draves taught middle school and high school band in Aiken, South Carolina, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Cobb County, Georgia. While teaching in Georgia, Dr. Draves was recognized as the Cobb County School District Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2004-2005. She holds professional memberships in The National Association for Music Education, The North Carolina Music Educators Association, The College Music Society, the American Educational Research Association, and Phi Kappa Phi.