Heather McNeely received a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from Bob Jones University, a master’s degree in musicology from Converse College, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in music education from Boston University. For thirteen years she taught music history courses and applied trumpet lessons as an assistant professor of music at Bob Jones University. As a scholar, Heather specializes in quantitative research in music education and music appreciation and music history pedagogy; other research interests include ethnomusicology, feminist theory, trumpet pedagogy, and African-American music and culture. As a trumpet player, Heather enjoys performing for local events in the Greenville area. Heather’s hobbies include running and cycling, and she recently completed the 2016 Boston Marathon. Heather and her husband Brent have four children who keep their lives very busy.