Texas Tech University

Jacqueline Henninger

Associate Director for Education Programs & Student Affairs | Associate Professor of Music Education

Email: jacqueline.henninger@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-2661

Office: School of Music, Room 244

Jacqueline Henninger

Dr. Jacqueline C. Henninger (PhD, Music Education, MM, Music Education, and BM Music Studies, The University of Texas at Austin) is Associate Director for Education Programs and Associate Professor of Music Education.  Dr. Henninger began her position in the School of Music at Texas Tech University (TTU) in August 2014. Prior to joining the faculty at TTU, Dr. Henninger was a Fulbright Scholar in Sub-Saharan Africa, which enabled her to teach and research at Tumaini University Makumira in Usa River, Tanzania, East Africa from 2012 - 2014. From 2005 – 2013, Dr. Henninger was an Assistant Professor of Music and Human Learning with the Butler School of Music faculty at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin). Immediately prior to that faculty appointment, she was a member of the music education faculty at The Ohio State University (2000 - 2005). Her teaching responsibilities have included undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, coordinating and supervising student teachers, and advising master and doctoral level examinations, projects, theses, and dissertations. In 2018, she was inducted into the TTU Teaching Academy and was also named a recipient of the TTU Alumni Association New Faculty Award.

Her research, which has been presented at state, national, and international conferences, is focused on two academic areas: teacher preparation; and addressing issues of access and belonging in the music classroom. Dr. Henninger's articles have been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Band Research, Southwestern Musician, Texas Music Education Research, Global Music and Culture: Intersections and Inclusion, Texas Music Educators Conference (TMEC): Connections, and TRIAD. She is also the author of a textbook chapter entitled The Teaching and Learning of Music of East Africa: Songs and Dances of Tanzania, which is within the textbook entitled Teaching General Music: A K-12 Experience. Dr. Henninger has served and is currently serving on the editorial boards for several state and national refereed journals in the field of music education.

Dr. Henninger is active in state, national, and international organizations. She is currently the Past President of NAfME-Texas, which is the state affiliate of the national organization (NAfME, which is the National Association for Music Education). Prior to being elected into the position of President, she served as President-Elect, Member-at-Large, and was on the Council of Chairs for NAfME-Texas.  She also holds leadership positions with the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE).  Dr. Henninger is the Board Advisor for SMTE and is a Co-Facilitator for the Cultural Diversity and Social Justice for Music Teacher Education Area for Strategic Planning and Action (ASPA). 

After earning her Bachelor of Music degree from UT-Austin, Professor Henninger had a highly successful public school teaching career as a choral and band director at Fulmore Middle School in the Austin Independent School District. Dr. Henninger continues to enjoy working with public school students, prospective music educators, and practitioners as an events adjudicator, guest clinician, guest conductor, guest lecturer/presenter, and guest panelist on local, national, and international levels.