Curriculum Vitae



ABD, Ed.D. Interdisciplinary Policy Studies § Expected Fall 2019
Columbia University, Teachers College. New York, NY 
> Dissertation: Learning Policymaking in Schools: Inquiry, Decolonization, & Reinhabitation

Ed.M. Curriculum and Teaching § May 2010 
Columbia University, Teachers College. New York, NY
> Masters Thesis: Professional Associations and the Politics of Reforming Music Curriculum 

B.M. Instrumental Music Education with Highest Honors § May 2004 
University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI
> Recipient of 2004 Earl V. Moore Award from UM School of Music 

B.A. English Language and Literature, Honors College with Highest Honors § May 2004 
University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI
Recipient of 2004 Arthur Miller Award from UM School of Literature, Sciences, & Arts 
> Honors Thesis: Writing (Jazz) Out of Bounds


Founding Teacher, Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School
New York City Department of Education  §  July 2010 - Present 
> Teacher: Music 6-12, Crew (Group Leadership), Community Meeting, Jazz Ensemble
> School Leadership Team, Grade Team Leader, Community Meetings Coordinator, United Federation of Teachers Chapter Leader, Professional Development Committee
> Co-Leader of National Site Seminar on Collaborative School Culture (February, 2018)

Assessment Policy Strategist, Office of Accountability
New York City Department of Education  §  June - August 2009 

Adjunct Professor, Oral English Program
Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China)  §  Summer 2007, 2008

Instrumental Music Teacher 4-12, Hazelwood East High School & Kirby Middle School
Hazelwood Public Schools (St. Louis, MO)  §  August 2004 - June 2008 

Music Workshop Founder/Facilitator, Hogan Street Regional Youth Center
Missouri Department of Corrections  §  August 2005 - June 2008 

Music Workshop Founder/Facilitator, Parr Highway & Parnall Correctional Facilities
Michigan Department of Corrections  §  January 2002 - August 2003

Poetry Workshop Facilitator, Adrian Training School
Michigan Department of Corrections  §  September - December, 2001


Shieh, E. (2014). How do we grow?: Poems and Essays.  New York: Still Movement Press.


Shieh, E. & Allsup, R. (2016). Fostering musical independence. Music Educators Journal, 102(4), 30-35.

Shieh, E. (2016). After Eric Garner: Invoking the black radical tradition in practice and in theory #BlackLivesMatter. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 15(2), 126–45. 

Allsup, R. & Shieh, E. (2012). Social justice and music education: The call for a public pedagogy. Music Educators Journal, 98(4), 47-51. 

Shieh, E. (2012). Can music professional associations build capacity for curricular renewal? Arts Education Policy Review, 113(2), 55-67.

Shieh, E. (2010). On punishment and music education: Toward a practice for prisons and schools. International Journal of Community Music, 3(1), 19-32.

Shieh, E. (2009). A tale of two conferences: Professional discourse, music education, and justice. Philosophy of Music Education Review, 17(2), 203-212.

Shieh, E. (2008). Developing leadership in the ensemble classroom. Music Educators Journal, 94(6), 46-51.


Shieh, E. (2018). A view on the ground: Learning policymaking in schools. In H. Chen, A. De Villiers, & A. Kertz-Welzel (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th international seminar of the ISME Commission on Music Policy: Culture, Education and Media [electronic resource] (pp. 201-215). International Society for Music Education.

Shieh, E. (2016). Relationship, rescue, and culture: How El Sistema might work. In C. Benedict, P. Schmidt, G. Spruce, & P. Woodfoord (eds.), The Oxford handbook of social justice in music education (pp. 567-581). New York: Oxford University Press.

Shieh, E. (2013). “It’s Revolutionary!”: A case of interdisciplinarity in Music Education. In C. Harrison & S. Hennessey (eds.), Crossing frontiers in music education. Matlock, Derbyshire (UK): National Association of Music Educators. 

Allsup, R. E., Wusterlund, H., & Shieh, E. (2012). Youth culture and secondary education. In G. McPherson and G. Welch (ed.), The Oxford handbook of music education. London: Oxford University Press.

Shieh, E. (2006). Teaching community. In C. Conway, Handbook for the beginning music teacher (pp. 221-223). Chicago: GIA Publications.

Shieh, E. & Conway, C. (2005). Professional induction: Programs and policies for beginning music teachers. In L. Bartel (ed.), Questioning the music education paradigm (pp. 162-178). Toronto: Canadian Music Educators Association.


Shieh, E. et al. (2018). Culturally relevant teaching in music education [BOOK REVIEW]. Philosophy of Music Education Review, 26(2), 210-216.

Shieh, E. et al. (2018, February 9). This is what inadequate funding looks like and feels like. The Washington Post.

Shieh, E. et al. (2014, April 2). Is testing taking over our schools? An entire faculty answers. The Hechinger Report.

Shieh, E. (2013, March 26). Why we can’t threaten our way to better schools. The Washington Post.

Shieh, E. (2012, January 27). “Shut up and teach”: The high stakes of teacher voice. The Washington Post.

Shieh, E. (2008). Beyond multicultural concerts. The Soundpost, 43(3), 14-21.

Shieh, E. (2005). Talking community. Missouri Music Educators Magazine, 60(1), 48-51. 

Shieh, E. (2003). Music, culture, and society: A reader [BOOK REVIEW]. Philosophy of Music Education Review, 11(1), 90-95. 


Expeditionary Learning National Conference. Philadelphia, United States, November 2018. "Designing Community Meetings for Doing Community."

[INVITED KEYNOTE / CARRIGAN LECTURE IN MUSIC EDUCATION] 2018 Big Ten Academic Alliance Music Education Conference. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, October 2018. "In Search of Strange Communities in Music Education."

Thirty-Third World Conference of the International Society for Music Education. Baku Musical Academy, Baku, Azerbaijan, July 2018. “Big ideas in the music classroom: Investigating student work and curriculum processes from an interdisciplinary secondary school.”

International Society for Music Education: Commission on Policy Seminar. Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany. July 2018. “A view on the ground: Learning policymaking in schools.”

Teachers College Academic Festival 2017. Teachers College, New York, April 2017. “Symposium: The opt out movement”

Ninth International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education. Teachers College, New York, June 2013. “Reconsidering the bubble in music education: The case of Venezuela’s El Sistema” 

Expeditionary Learning National Conference. Denver Sheraton, United States, May 2012. “A creative turn: Teaching performance skill through musical projects”

Eighth International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education. Sibelius Academy, Finland, June 2010. “Performing reflection: Rethinking radical aesthetics for music education”

International Research in Music Education Conference. University of Exeter, UK, April 2009. “Professional associations and the politics of curriculum reform: An analysis of MENC”

musica ficta/Lived Realities: Engagements and Exclusions in Music Education. University of Toronto, Canada, January 2008. “Seven years in prison: On punishment and music education”

New Directions in Music Education. Michigan State University, United States, November 2003. “A model for music education as social action”


Editorial BoardArts Education Policy Review  (Routledge Press)
January 2019 - 2024 (end of term)

Principal Violinist, String Orchestra of Brooklyn
New York, NY  §  September 2012 - Present 

Lead Violinist/Violist
, SPIRIT Jazz and Improvisation Ensemble
Columbia University, Teachers College (New York, NY)  §  September 2009 – June 2011

Director, Global Initiative for Social Change Through the Arts
Columbia University (New York, NY)  §  January 2009 - August 2010 

Vice-President, St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association
St. Louis, MO  §  August 2006 - August 2008 

Assistant Concertmaster, St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra 
St. Louis, MO  §  August 2005 - June 2008 


Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowship (2017-2018). Teachers College, Columbia University. New York NY.

New York City Model Teacher (2014-2016). New York City Department of Education. New York, NY.

Gaynor McCowan Excellence in Teaching Award Finalist (2013). New York City Outward Bound. New York, NY. 

Fund for Teachers Fellowship (2012). "Educational Responses to Poverty in Caracas, Venezuela"

Courage Award (2009). Education Pioneers Fellowship Program. New York, NY

Star Teacher Award (2008). Hazelwood School District. St. Louis, MO

District Rookie Teacher of the Year (2005). Hazelwood School District. St. Louis, MO

Earl V. Moore Award (2004). University of Michigan School of Music. Ann Arbor, MI

Arthur Miller Award: Outstanding Thesis in the Humanities (2004). University of Michigan Honors College. Ann Arbor, MI

Honors Convocation Student Speaker (2004). University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI

First Place, National Collegiate Poetry Slam (2003). Association of College Unions International.


National Association for Music Education
New York Collective of Radical Educators
Prison Creative Arts Project
St. Louis Prison Performing Arts
ASCD: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Education Pioneers