faculty name

Associate Professor of Music Education
M.M., Instrumental Conducting, Texas State University

Lorelei Batislaong

faculty nameAssociate Professor of Music Education

M.M., Instrumental Conducting, Texas State University
B.M.E., Southwest Texas State University

Lorelei Batislaong spent five years teaching undergraduate courses at The University of Texas at Austin. Previous to that, she taught elementary music in San Antonio and Austin for 14 years. She is working toward a Ph.D. in music and human learning from The University of Texas at Austin.

Batislaong has served on the National Board of Trustees and chaired the diversity and equity subcommittee of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and is the state director of the Texas affiliate of the National Association for Music Education. She currently serves as the deputy director and lead editor of Decolonizing the Music Room, a non-profit organization working to amplify the voices of Black, Brown, Indigenous and Asian people in the field of music education.

She combines her passion as a veteran teacher and enthusiasm for research by presenting national and international workshops to both practitioners and researchers alike. She is the co-author of the book, "Elemental 'Ukulele: Pathways and Possibilities" which presents effective teaching and inclusive practices and activities for practitioners who teach young students in a classroom setting. Her research interests include: Teacher noticing and cognition through eye tracking and gaze analysis, teacher skill acquisition and development, equity in the classroom and teaching profession.