University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Jill Anderson

Anderson Lecturer

Prior to retirement from full-time work, Jill K. Anderson was an elementary music teacher and an elementary school principal. She currently serves as adjunct instructor in Music Education in the Peck School of the Arts at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. An active member of the Principals’ Center at Cardinal Stritch University since 2000, she also held the staff position of Faculty Liaison to the Principals’ Center at Cardinal Stritch University, a role from which she retired in 2014. She received a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University, a Master of Arts in Speech Communication (Radio and Television) from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Ball State University. She is active in several local musical groups and organizations, including the Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota and the choir at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Milwaukee. She regularly trains the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert docents. Jill’s areas of interest include music education and advocacy, arts integration, curriculum development/professional development in arts education, and educational leadership/professional development for administrators. She has taught courses and presented workshops and sessions at conferences on these topics. She chaired an Annual Conversation of the International Network of Principals’ Centers, served as an MENC (now NAfME) national chairperson (Music in Our Schools Month), held positions on the board of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association, and had several articles published in journals devoted to music education.