Teryl’s research interests include investigating the musical representations of trauma related to the Shoah; interrogating notions of ability and disability within music education; and exploring preservice music educators’ constructions of teaching identity and praxis.
In addition to being an active wind band clinician and guest conductor, she presents papers at national and international conferences, most recently at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association in Denver, Colorado, and the 29th ISME World Conference in Beijing, China.
Her work has been published in The Mountain Lake Reader, The Bulletin of the Council of Research in Music Education, and Advances in Music Education Research: Diverse Methodologies in the Study of Music Teaching and Learning.
Teryl’s teaching responsibilities include courses in undergraduate music teacher preparation, pedagogy, ability/disability studies in music education, and current issues in music education. She advises graduate students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in music education and serves on committees for students pursuing doctoral degrees in performance and conducting.