Caroline Jetton received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Murray State University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Memphis, and an Ed.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at UIUC, she was the recipient of the Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Doctoral Fellowship in Music Education. Prior to coming to DePauw, she taught concept-based music education at the University of Illinois Laboratory School and was an Orff Music Specialist in the Memphis City Schools, working with students in kindergarten through grade six as well as students with disabilities.
At DePauw, Jetton served as Associate Dean of the School of Music with responsibilities in curriculum and advising. Her teaching responsibilities were in the area of music education: general and vocal music, early childhood, special education, foundations of music education, field experience, and student teaching supervision.
Dr. Jetton has been a presenter at state and national conferences on topics such as Adaptive Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities, Inclusion, Preparing Future Music Educators for Teaching Music to Diverse Learners, Essential Steps in Securing a Teaching Position, Using Children’s Literature to Teach Music Concepts and Skills, Curricular Changes: Dreams and Realities, and Models for Music Education Laboratory Schools. She has also been a guest speaker for numerous graduate and undergraduate class sessions on topics such as Orff-Schulwerk, the Kodaly Method, Teaching Music in the Inner City, and Planning Instruction for General Music Classes.
Professor Jetton serves on the Board of Directors for Indiana Music Educators Association and is the Chair of the Indiana Society of Music Teacher Education.