Marie McCarthy is Professor of Music Education at the University of Michigan. Prior to this position, she was on the faculty of the University of Maryland from 1990 to 2006. She teaches courses on general music, music cultures in the classroom, and research methods in music education. Her research interests include the historical foundations of music education, the transmission of music process cross culturally, and children’s spirituality and arts education. She has written numerous book chapters, serves on the editorial boards of several journals, and has published in journals such as the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, and the Journal of Research in Music Education. Her publications also include two books, Passing It On: The Transmission of Music in Irish Culture, and Toward a Global Community: A History of the International Society for Music Education, 1953-2003. She served as National Chair of the History Special Research Interest Group of the National Association for Music Education, and Chair of the History Standing Committee of the International Society for Music Education.