Lindsey McHugh

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests/Topics: Music education, musical theatre, vocal performance, blindness advocacy, arts administration, directing/conducting

Arts Background: Music (voice and piano), arranging and directing music for church and theatre.

I envision changing the way music is taught in schools and in private settings so that it's more inclusive of those with disabilities. Instead of the needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few, the needs of the few can greatly develop the skills of the many. Ideally this is accomplished through encouragement of musical independence and interdependence. I would also like to facilitate change in the way those with visual impairments are perceived by those without, by means of the arts.