Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Music Education
Location: WPAC 145C
Candice Davenport joined the faculty of FIU in the fall of 2016. Her research interests include musical creativity, technology integration, blended and online teaching and learning, social issues and psychology, and interdisciplinary and project-based learning in music education. She has presented her work at regional, national, and international conferences including the Florida Music Educator’s Annual Conference, NAfME’s Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, the Symposium for Music Teacher Education, the International Society for Music Education World Conference, and the International Association for K-12 Blended and Online Learning Symposium. Candice is also published in the Florida Music Director.
Prior to joining FIU, Candice completed her Ph.D. in music education at the University of Miami, where she taught seminars for student teachers and instrumental methods courses, and mentored pre-service teachers in the MusicReach elementary school outreach program. In addition, she holds degrees from Northwestern University (M.M.) and the University of South Alabama (B.M.). Candice also received certification from the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy.
Before pursuing her doctoral studies, Candice was Chair of Fine Arts and taught secondary general music, electronic music and studio production, and contemporary instrumental and vocal ensembles in Chicago Public Schools and after-school programs in the Chicago area. She was also the co-recipient of the 2012 Next Generation Learning Challenges Grant, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Her earlier teaching positions include high school band and WGI indoor percussion ensembles throughout the Gulf Coast area.