Emma Joy Jampole

Ms. Emma Joy Jampole


EMMA JOY JAMPOLE is a lecturer in music education at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, where she teaches double reed techniques, supervises student teachers, and reviews edTPA Digital Portfolios for teacher certification.

Ms. Jampole has extensive experience in teaching instrumental and general music.  From 1974 through 2008, she served as band director, orchestra director, general music teacher, and music department chair for the Wilmette, Illinois Public Schools.  She has also been an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University, band director with Chicago's Merit School of Music Bridges Program, and assistant director of the North Shore New Horizons Band, based in Glencoe, Illinois.

Emma Joy has performed as a bassoonist with the Waukegan Municipal Band, Waukegan Symphony Orchestra, and many other ensembles.  She has played the bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, flute, trombone, euphonium, guitar, bass guitar, piano, and other instruments with numerous concert, theatrical, rock and pop, and church music ensembles.  Ms. Jampole is proud to play clarinet in Northwestern University's NUMBALUM Alumni Marching Band.

In addition to her duties at Northwestern, Ms. Jampole is an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.  She maintains a private teaching practice and is active as a composer, arranger, adjudicator, and clinician.  Ms. Jampole has presented workshops and authored articles on band rehearsal techniques, recruitment of beginning band, orchestra, and chorus students, and teaching the bassoon.

Emma Joy Jampole is a member of the Illinois Education Association/National Education Association, the Illinois Music Educators Association/National Association for Music Education, the American School Band Directors Association, and other organizations.  Her biography appears in Who's Who in America and Who's Who of American Women.


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  • 2007 - “Tips and Techniques for Younger Bands,” presentation to Illinois Music Educators Association
  • 2001 - “Recruiting Band and Orchestra Together,” Band and Orchestra Product News (October, 2001)
  • 1999 - “Bassoon” (Chapter Six), First Lessons on Each Instrument (The Instrumentalist Publishing Co.)
  • 1997 - IL Music Educators Association Certificate of Outstanding Service
  • 1997 - “Basics for Beginning Bassoonists,” Instrumentalist Magazine (September, 1997)
  • 1997 - “Top Ten Reasons Why Band and Orchestra Should Live Together,” presentation to Illinois Music Educators Association/ Music Educators National Conference North Central Division



Year Degree Institution
1983 Master of Science in Education Northern Illinois University
1973 Bachelor of Music Education Northwestern University

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