Alice Hammel

Alice Hammel is a widely known music educator, author, and clinician whose experience in music is extraordinarily diverse. She teaches for James Madison and Virginia Commonwealth Universities in the areas of music education and music theory respectively, and has many years of experience teaching both instrumental and choral music in public and private schools. She has maintained a large, independent flute studio for over 25 years. 
 
Dr. Hammel travels widely to universities during the school year to serve as an in-residence scholar in the area of students with special needs. During the summer months, Dr. Hammel spends her time teaching in graduate programs for music educators around the United States. Dr. Hammel has put these varied experiences to great use while compiling a large body of scholarly work. She is a co-author of several resources available through Oxford University Press including: Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Label-Free Approach, Teaching Music to Students with Autism, and Winding it Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classrooms and Ensemble Settings, and Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Practical Resource. She is Chair of the National Association for Music Education Task Force on Students with Special Needs. 
 
Dr. Hammel is a proud alumna of Shenandoah Conservatory (BME – magna cum laude and DMA) and Florida State University (MME). She holds post-doctoral certifications from the Organization of American Kodály Educators and the Gordon Institute for Music Learning. Dr. Hammel is a multiple award recipient honoring her commitment to music education and music teacher education. Most recently, Shenandoah University honored her with their 2016 Alumni of Excellence Award. Her primary goal is to become a better teacher with each passing day.