Tami Draves

Tami J. Draves is Professor of Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she teaches graduate music education courses and advises masters and doctoral students. 

Dr. Draves’s research interests include preservice and inservice music teacher preparation and support, with particular emphases on identity and individuals from populations that are marginalized in music. Her publications appear in the Journal of Research in Music EducationJournal of Music Teacher EducationMusic Education Research, Research Studies in Music Education, and Arts Education Policy Review. She has presented her research nationally and internationally.

Active in the Society for Music Teacher Education, Dr. Draves sits on the Executive Committee as the Coordinator of the twelve Areas of Strategic Planning and Action committees. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Music Teacher Education and Contributions to Music Education and been a reviewer for Research Studies in Music Education and Psychology of Music. 

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, and The College Music Society.