Allegood, Dr. Kristen, DME
Instructor, Coordinator of Music Education
Mailbox: PO Box 9007
Location: Davis Hall 207
Kristen Allegood was an adjunct professor at Virginia State University starting in fall 2015 and became a full-time instructor of music education and coordinator of music education in fall 2016. She has taught the following VSU courses to date:
- MUSI 497 Physics of Music
- MUSI 496 Instrumental Literature
- MUSI 491 Music for the Instrumental Specialist
- MUSI 482 Instrumental Pedagogy
- MUSI 393 Music for the Elementary Specialist
- MUSI 295 Woodwinds
- MUSI 253 Instrumental Survey
- MUSI 199 Music Appreciation
- Applied Music Percussion (MUSI 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 322)
Doctorate in Music Education
Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music
Dissertation: Differences Between Mobile and Non-Mobile Urban Students in Music Elective Enrollment and Retention
Master in Music Education
University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Thesis: The Effect of Mobility on Music Student and Music Programs as Perceived by Teachers and Eighth Grade Students.
Music teaching certification
Georgia State University
Bachelor of Arts in Music
In addition to collegiate teaching and learning, Dr. Allegood taught in public schools for ten years. She has taught middle school orchestra, elementary general music, middle and high school choir, and secondary general music. In addition she has also taught mariachi band, marching band percussion, church hand bell choir, and percussion ensemble. She has primarily taught in Title I urban schools in the Atlanta and Richmond metro areas. She prides herself on always acting in the best interest of her students and providing quality instruction through real world applications and experiences.
Dr. Allegood’s research interests include issues pertaining to urban music education, which includes equity in music education, access to music education, transience or mobility among students, culturally relevant music education, and music teacher preparation for the urban classroom. Dr. Allegood is an active member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and is the founder/faculty sponsor of the VSU chapter. In addition, she is a member of the Society of Music Teacher Education, Virginia Music Educators Association, Society for Research in Music Education, and the Percussive Arts Society. Her research has been published in the Arts Education Policy Review and she has been quoted in Music Educator’s Journal regarding experiences teaching mariachi band.
Community, both personal and academic, are essential for success and growth. Dr. Allegood is active in VSU’s academic community through service on the SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) Accreditation Assessment Taskforce. She takes a very active role in advising all music education students. She actively seeks partnerships outside of the music department to improve outcomes for all VSU students. Within the larger community, Dr. Allegood is an activist for public education and inclusion of music education. She regularly volunteers in local schools with environmental projects.
Personally, Kristen Allegood is married to Dr. Jeremy Allegood, Director of the VCU Lipidomics Core. Together they actively parent their daughter, whose interests include being Super Girl, soccer, and toys. Kristen Allegood was raised half in the Midwest (Illinois, Wisconsin, and later Indiana) and half in the Atlanta area. She has called Virginia home since 2010. Her personal interests include hiking, backpacking, cooking, reading, gardening, and generally enjoying life.
Salvador, K. & Allegood, K. A. (2014). Access to music education with regard to race in two urban areas. Arts Education Policy Review, 115(3), 82-92.
Allegood, K. A. (2011, November). Preparing future music teachers for the urban classroom. Presentation at the Virginia Music Educators Association in Norfolk (VMEA), VA.
Aguilar, C. & Allegood, K. A. (2011, September). Including the Community in Music Teaching: Interviews with Practitioners. Poster presentation at the meeting of the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), Greensboro, NC.
Salvador, K. & Allegood, K. A. (2011, June). Access to music education with regard to race in two urban areas. Paper presentation at the International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education (ISSME), Lansing, MI.
Salvador, K & Allegood, K. A. (2010, October). Access to music education with regard to race in two urban areas. Round table session at the International Consortium on Equity for Music Education (CRÈME), Madison, WI.
Allegood, K. A. (2009, September). Differences between mobile and non-mobile urban 8th grade student in music ensemble enrollment, ensemble retention, and musical achievement. Poster presentation at the meeting of the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), Greensboro, NC.
Allegood, K. A. (2009, January). Moving targets: How to teach mobile musicians. Session presentation at Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) annual convention, Indianapolis, IN.
Allegood, K. A. (2008, October). Differences between mobile and non-mobile urban 8th grade student in ensemble enrollment, retention, and achievement. Poster Presented at the meeting of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Minneapolis, MN.
Allegood, K. A. (2009, November). Guest lecture on using EndNote in writing research papers to Doctoral Advanced Research Methods at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Allegood, K. A. (2009, November). Guest lecture on teach string orchestra as a non-string player and urban string education to string a techniques class at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Allegood, K. A. (2009, September). Guest lecture on music education for at-risk populations to a freshman music education seminar at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.
Allegood, K. A. (2008, December). Guest lecture on urban education to a freshman music education seminar at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.
Allegood, K. A. (2008, October). Differences between mobile and non-mobile urban 8th grade student in ensemble enrollment, retention, and achievement. Poster presented Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.