Rhonda S. Hackworth

Dr. Rhonda Hackworth teaches courses for the Master of Music (MM) in Music Education Online in Rutgers Arts Online. Hackworth also served as associate professor of music in the music department from 2006–16 and artistic director of the Rutgers Children’s Choir for eight years. She received a PhD in music education/education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and also holds an MM in vocal performance. Before joining the Rutgers faculty, Hackworth taught at Syracuse University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and served as associate conductor of the Kansas City Children’s Choir. Her primary research interest is vocal health for music teachers. She has published articles in Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education, and Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education. Hackworth presents research at international, national, and state conferences, traveling all over the US and to countries such as Greece, China, and Italy. In addition to teaching, research and choral conducting, Hackworth also performs as an alto soloist in concert and opera settings.