Jelena Simonović Schiff is an Assistant Professor of Music History and Musicology. She holds doctoral degree in Music Education from Boston University, MA in Music from Portland State University, and MA and BA in Musicology from the School of Music, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia. Her dissertation, in the field of music history pedagogy, examined the content transformation of the Norton Anthology of Western Music (1980-2009) and the ensuing ways music history has been taught in the United States. She presented at international conference on e-Learning in Kelowna, BC, national conferences of NAfME History Special Research Interest Group in Chattanooga, TN and Oklahoma City, OK, and CMS conferences in Albany, GA, Conway, SC, Vancouver, BC, Moscow, ID, and Seattle, WA. Her publications include book chapters and articles about Yugoslav (Croatian) composer Petar Bergamo (published in Serbia and Croatia), “Course Development Strategies for e-Learning in Music Disciplines” (Reading, United Kingdom), book reviews (Idyllwild, California), and a number of newspaper articles and critiques.
Jelena teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Music History, Music Research Methods, World Musics, and the Music of the Beatles.