Dr. Volk taught in the Buffalo (NY) Public Schools 26 years. She has
also held adjunct professorships at the State Universities of New York
at Buffalo and Fredonia, and at Canisius College. Dr. Volk received a
Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Marywood College, Scranton,
Penn. She earned a Master of Music degree from Eastman School of Music
and a Ph.D. from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. She is the author
of Music, Education, and Multiculturalism, published by the Oxford University
Press in 1998. In her clinics and workshops, she combines her experience
as a music educator with her interest in historical research and ethnomusicology.
Dr. Volk has numerous articles published in a wide array of professional
journals and serves as a member of the Editorial Board for Journal of
Research in Music Education. As a researcher and clinician, she has presented
papers at regional, national and international music education conferences.
She has also served as a coordinator of music festivals, guest conductor
and consultant. Dr. Volk teaches instrumental music methods, brass class
and graduate music education courses at Wayne State University.