Associate Professor of Music
Samuel Williams Professor of Music
213 Sigfried Weis Music Bldg
Ph.D. in Music Education, The Ohio State University
M.M. in Music Education, The University of North Carolina - Greensboro
B.M.E. The University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Learn about Dr. Councill's publications, research, and conference presentation schedule here.
Kimberly H. Councill joined Bucknell’s faculty in August 2012 and is an Associate Professor of Music, the Coordinator of Music Education, and the Samuel Williams Professor of Music. Dr. Councill supervises student teachers and teaches courses in K-12 General Music Methods, Music for the Exceptional Child, Introduction to Music Education, Music Appreciation, and Integrating Music into the Elementary Classroom. Prior to teaching at Bucknell, Dr. Councill served as the Coordinator of Music Education at Susquehanna University, an Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, a band, choir, and general music teacher in the public schools of North Carolina, and a private and group music lesson instructor at The Ohio State School for the Blind.
Currently, Dr. Councill serves as a volunteer music teacher for the kindergarten students in the Selinsgrove Public Schools, a musical outreach project that enables music education majors to gain “real world” teaching experience early in their college career, and she serves as Director of the Central Oak Heights Middle School Music Camp in Milton, PA. Dr. Councill has also created a “MUSE” (Musical Universe in Special Education), a musical outreach program for special needs children in the Selinsgrove and Mifflinburg Public Schools, and she founded the Central Oak Heights Elementary School Music Camp. Her research, which has been presented at state, regional and national conferences and published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, PMEA News, North Carolina Music Educator, and the Florida Music Educator’s Journal, is focused on music teacher recruitment and retention and undergraduate music education curriculum development and design. Dr. Councill's other research work involves inclusion of special learners into the public school music classroom, strategies for successful student teaching experiences, and effective student teaching seminars. Dr. Councill is active in numerous state and national music education organizations, serves as the Higher Education/SMTE Coordinator and the Chair for the Teacher Training, Recruitment, and Retention Council to the PMEA Executive Board, and has conducted numerous band and choral festivals across the state. She has been awarded numerous awards for teaching excellence and service to students.