College of Visual and Performing Arts

John Okley Egger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor / Director of Music Education

Music Education

  • Phone: 260-481-6980
  • Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 149
  • E-mail: eggerjo@ipfw.edu

John Okley Egger is the Director of Music Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne where he teaches undergraduate courses in the areas of elementary music methods, secondary music methods, supervises student teaching, and introductory courses to music education.  He was previously a graduate teaching assistant for elementary music methods at the University of Kentucky and a music teacher for Clinton Public Schools and Vicksburg Warren School District in Mississippi.  

Dr. Egger has presented music education research at the state, national, and international venues.  His research interests include cooperative learning in music, teacher effectiveness, preservice teacher preparation, and community music.

He completed his Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Kentucky during the Fall 2014.  His previous degrees include a M.A. in Music and Music Education from Teachers College Columbia University and B.M.E. from the University of Southern Mississippi.  He has also completed all three levels of Orff-Schulwerk.  Professional memberships include the American Educational Research Association, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, College Music Society, Indiana Music Educators Association, Kentucky Music Educators Association, International Society for Music Education, National Association for Music Education, Organization of American Kodály Educators, and Society for Research in Music Education.  

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