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Judy Bundra
Music Education

BME Northwestern University
MM Northwestern University
PhD Northwestern University

Courses Taught
Middle School Methods and Lab
Seminar in Music Education III 


Dr. Judy Iwata Bundra most recently served as Interim Dean of DePaul School of Music. She has extensive teaching experience at the university and public school levels, and serves as a consultant to music and arts teachers. Dr. Bundra has been a member of the Illinois State Board of Education Fine Arts Standards and Alternative Assessment committees and has served on the Executive Board of the Illinois Music Educators Association. In addition to representing the School of Music on multiple university committees and councils, Dr. Bundra also earned the 2012 Spirit of DePaul award.  She is currently vice-chair of the Negaunee Music Institute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Arts Higher Education Panel for the Chicago Public Schools.

Dr. Bundra has presented at numerous national and state conferences on the topics of curriculum development, music assessment, music listening, multicultural music education and integrated arts. She also served on the advisory board of Harmonic Vision, the producer of the award-winning Music Ace software series. She received her PhD from Northwestern University, where she studied development of music listening skills in school-aged children. Her dissertation received recognition from the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and she was the recipient of the 1987 Young Writers Award from Design for Arts in Education. She has also contributed two chapters to the book, On the Nature of Musical Experience (1992), edited by B. Reimer and J. Wright.