DrKie Watkins


Dr Kie Watkins

Programme Leader, MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice
  • Ph. D. in Music, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Bachelor of Music Education, The Ohio State University, USA

A native of Columbus, Ohio, USA, Dr Watkins’ background is in music education and performance. He has spent nearly 20 years teaching in the Arts, as well as nearly 30 years in Performance. Dr. Watkins worked closely with government curriculum leaders in Columbus, Ohio, USA, acting as facilitator for the revision of the State Standards for Music Education in 2011.

Dr Watkins has managed programmes in public school arts settings, and has worked to supplement and revise curriculum statements in a variety of situations. He has also collaborated with local teacher licensing boards in Ohio, USA to adapt current practice and procedures to State mandates.

Professional Practice/research Output
  • 2013–14: Contributing Music Arranger for Jazz at Lincoln Center Education
  • 2011: Facilitator for Re-Visioning the State of Ohio Arts Standards
  • 2011: An Analysis of Select Beginning Band Method Books and the Level to which They Address the National Standards for Music Education. (Electronic Thesis or Dissertation). Retrieved from OhioLink
  • 2007–Present: Educational Consultant: Buckeye Brass & Winds. Consists of writing tutorials and guides for public school band directing
  • 2007–2009: Jazz Education Consultant/Artistic Director of Columbus Youth Jazz Studio Orchestra: Columbus (Ohio) Jazz Academy
  • 1997–Present: International Endorsing Artist for Conn-Selmer/Tuba Clinician
Research Interests
  • Music Pedagogy in Early Childhood Ensembles
  • Aesthetic Principles of Arts Education
  • Educator Training and Pedagogy