The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa welcomes new Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Kim Barclift, who will be teaching in the Music Education area. Dr. Barclift comes to us from North Carolina, where she served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Elon University. Additionally, Dr. Barclift supervised student teachers pursuing degrees in instrumental music education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While pursuing her Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Dr. Barclift served as a graduate teaching assistant, where she was an instructor of Teaching Woodwinds Laboratory and Marching Band Techniques. She also assisted with undergraduate music education courses, including, Introduction to Teaching Instrumental Music, Foundations of Teaching Instrumental Music, Instrumental Music in Schools, and Foundations of Teaching for Musical Understanding.
Originally from eastern North Carolina, Dr. Barclift holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from East Carolina University, a Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she was distinguished as a Minerva Scholar. As a National Board Certified Teacher, she taught middle and high school bands in eastern North Carolina for 21 years. Dr. Barclift has been an active concert and marching band guest clinician and adjudicator.
Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong, Professor of Music, had these words of welcome for Dr. Barclift:
Dr. Barclift comes to us with 21 years of experience teaching instrumental programs in the school system. She is passionate about preparing future teachers, especially in diverse settings. We are fortunate and thrilled to have her and look forward to her sharing her expertise with our students and teachers.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Barclift to our UH Music Department ʻohana.