Rhonda J. Fuelberth is associate professor of choral music education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Music where she serves as the Chair of Graduate Music Education. She earned her bachelor's degree in music education from Wayne State College in Nebraska, her master's degree in vocal performance from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and her Ph.D. in music education from the University of Missouri -Kansas City, Conservatory of Music, where she received a Chancellor's Interdisciplinary Fellowship and a Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship.
Dr. Fuelberth taught choral and general music in the Omaha, NE area and has worked with singers of all ages from children through adults. Currently at UNL, she teaches MUED 346, Choral Music Methods, MUED 862, Choral Conducting and Literature for School Ensembles, MUED 470, Music in Special Education, MUED 838, Inclusive Music Education, MUED 928, College Teaching in Music, student teacher supervision, and University Women's Chorale. In recognition of her contributions to the teaching mission of the university, Dr. Fuelberth received the Hixson-Lied College Achievement in Academic Advising Award for 2011, the Hixson-Lied College Distinguished Teaching Award for 2010, and is a two time recipient of both the UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council-sponsored Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students and the Mortar Board People Who Inspire Award. Under her direction, the University Women's Chorale has appeared for numerous state, regional, and national conferences. She frequently serves as a clinician and guest conductor with upcoming engagements to include the Minnesota All-State Women's Choir and the Omaha Public Schools High School All-City Music Festival Chorus.
An active member of the Music Educators National Conference and the American Choral Directors Association, Dr. Fuelberth currently serves as Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women's Choirs for the North Central division of the American Choral Directors Association, and as Past-President for the Nebraska Choral Directors Association. Previously she served as President and Collegiate Repertoire and Standards Chair for the same organization. Her music research has focused on singer response to conducting gesture, teacher training, and music education for special populations. She has presented and published research at the state, regional, national and international levels of the Music Educators National Conference, the International Society for Music Education and the American Music Therapy Association. Her publications appear in the Bulletin for the Council for Research in Music Education, the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, and the Southeastern Journal of Music Education.