PhD, Northwestern University

Maud Hickey is an associate professor of music education in the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Hickey’s research interest lies in the teaching of, as well as assessment of, musical creativity as manifest through improvisation and composition, and most recently has connected this research interest with work with detained youth. She is a six-year recipient of a quarter of a million-dollar grant from the Chicago Community Trust to work with and research juveniles in the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center as they compose music. Her book Music Outside the Lines: Ideas for Composing Music in K-12 Classrooms was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Hickey currently serves on the executive committee of the Society for Research in Music Education and on the editorial board of Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education journal. At Northwestern University, Hickey was appointed a member of the inaugural cohort of faculty fellows in Northwestern's Center for Civic Engagement and also serves on the Provost’s Advisory Council on Women Faculty. She lectures on creative thinking in music around the United States and internationally, most recently in Singapore, Xiamen (China), and Mexico City. View Maud Hickey's research and citations.


ICE Education Workshop Brings District Teachers to Bienen School

February 6, 2015

New Book from Maud Hickey Promotes Music Composition in the Classroom

October 15, 2012

Bienen Young Alumni to Discuss Community Engagement Nov. 4

October 26, 2010

Maud Hickey Receives $50,000 Chicago Community Trust Grant

June 17, 2010

Maud Hickey Receives NAA Excellence in Teaching Award

May 18, 2009

May 2009 Music Calendar

April 8, 2009

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