Bridget SweetAssistant Professor of Music Education
B.M.E., Western Michigan University; M.M.E. and Ph.D., Michigan State University
Bridget Sweet is Assistant Professor of Music Education at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. After completing her Bachelors Degree in Music Education at Western Michigan University, Dr. Sweet enjoyed a successful tenure as a middle school choir teacher for nearly ten years. Her interests in adolescent music education intensified during her Masters and Doctoral programs in Music Education at Michigan State University, which contributed to her research focused on characteristics of effective and exemplary music teachers. Prior to her work at the University of Illinois, Dr. Sweet was Assistant Professor of Music at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, where she taught music education courses and coordinated the music student teaching program. At the University of Illinois, Dr. Sweet teaches music education pedagogy, including choral methods and literature, middle school general music methods, and graduate courses in music education.
Dr. Sweet is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Music Educators Journal and an advisory board member of the International Journal of Education and the Arts. She has worked extensively with adolescent singers as a teacher, clinician, and adjudicator. Her research interests include middle level choral music education, female and male adolescent voice change, and diversity in music teacher education.