Pat Krueger, Professor of Music Education

Pat KruegerProfessor Pat Krueger chairs the music education program, coordinates music education practicum experiences in public schools for Puget Sound students, and teaches classes in music education. She maintains an active commitment to multicultural arts education.  "I am convinced that music and arts education in schools makes life richer for children, and can also make an important contribution to social change.  Opportunities for Puget Sound students to work with master teachers in diverse K-12 music classrooms are a strength of our music education program."

Dr. Krueger previously taught at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and in Wisconsin public schools, and she periodically returns to public school teaching.   Her publications include chapters in The Handbook of Qualitative Research in Music Education (Oxford, 2013), Great Beginnings for Music Teachers: Mentoring and Supporting New Teachers, and articles in Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educator's Journal, Update, Journal of Music Teacher Education, and Arts Education Policy Review.  She has presented at national, Northwest, and Washington Music Educators Conferences and at other professional organizations, and she currently serves on the editorial board of the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.

Pat Krueger

Chair, Music Education Program
Professor of Music Education


Music Education


Student teacher experiences
Beginning teacher socialization
Teacher professional development
Arts integration and access