Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.M., University of Kentucky
B.M.M.E., University of Kentucky
Office: Campbell 324
Mailing Address: Foster 101
Jill Campbell holds a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Kentucky where she studied choral music teacher attitudes in regard to sex-specific adolescent vocal change. She completed BMME in vocal music education, a minor in violin performance, an MM in choral conducting, and a Rank 1 in Music Education. Additionally, she earned the Graduate Certificate in Orff Schulwerk. Dr. Campbell has experience teaching at the elementary, middle, and collegiate levels, and has worked in church music. Dr. Campbell was a founding director of the Lexington Singers Children’s Choir and conducted with them for eight seasons.
Dr. Campbell is currently the assistant director of the Kentucky Bach Choir and performs in many genres of music. She has performed as part of the UK “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and also was recently in “Matilda the Musical” (2019) at Stage Right Acting in Lexington. Dr. Campbell is an active singer with The Washington Chorus in Washington D.C. and also assists as a section coach and teacher. Before her appointment at Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. Campbell taught at Asbury University for seven years. While at Asbury, she headed the vocal area for all types of voice lessons and conducted the broadway/musical theatre workshops and opera workshops. She also taught elementary general music methods, elementary vocal music methods, secondary choral music education methods, conducting, and voice lessons. Additionally, Dr. Campbell was pleased to direct the Asbury University Women’s Choir in an invited performance at the 2018 KMEA state music conference.
Dr. Campbell is a frequent guest adjudicator and clinician for district and all-state honor choirs. She has presented clinics and workshops in numerous states on topics of music education, church choir leadership, vocal health, performance-based assessment, dyslexia and music reading, and sight singing. Recently, she presented workshops at the 2015 International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education (ISAME-5) in Williamsburg, VA, at the 2015 ACDA Southern Division meeting in Chattanooga, TN, and at the 2015, 2016, and 2018 Kentucky Music Educators Association. She lectured in music education research in March 2017 at the national meeting of the American Choral Directors Association in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Campbell also presented at the ISAME-6 symposium in Birmingham, England in April 2017 and at the Mountain Lake Colloquium in Pembroke, VA in May 2017. Her work was additionally presented at the February 2018 ACDA Southern Division meeting in Louisville, KY and in the April 2018 ABLE Assembly at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 2018, Dr. Campbell was awarded the Modern Band Fellowship in Higher Education through the Little Kids Rock Foundation. She presented her latest research on vocal health and wellness at the spring 2019 national meeting of ACDA in Kansas City, MO. In 2020, she had a research paper and lecture accepted for ISME 2020 in Helsinki, Finland and for the Association of Popular Music Education in Edinburgh, Scotland. The 2020 conferences were cancelled in-person due to the COVID-19 outbreak. She is the current president for the Kentucky chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
Jill is married to Mickey and is the proud mother of Andrew and Nathan. They live in Lexington, KY with their beloved cat, Mama.