Christina Svec is the Assistant Professor of Music Education at Iowa State University specializing in elementary general music and secondary choral methods. Prior to receiving a PhD in Music Education from the University of North Texas, she taught elementary music and directed church choirs in Texas. She has also taught early childhood music in both Texas and Michigan. Dr. Svec’s research interests include research methodology, research pedagogy, and singing voice development. She has presented at conferences locally, nationally, and internationally. Her publications can be found in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education and Psychology of Music.