Sarah Van Waardhuizen
Title: Assistant Professor of Music
Department: Music and Music Education
Office Location: Music Building 205
B.A. from Drake University (BME)
M.M.E. from The University of Kansas
Ph.D. from in process at The University of Iowa
Areas of expertise: voice, music education
Sarah Van Waardhuizen has taught at Central College since 2012. She taught K-12 music in the public schools and church settings for 11 years before coming to Central.
During the fall of 2016, Van Waardhuizen stepped into the full-time, tenure-line position in music education at Central. Van Waardhuizen teaches the music education methods courses, assists with the choral ensembles and has an active voice studio. Her research area is motivation in music education. She is currently working on her dissertation involving teacher’s perceptions of motivation in the music education classroom.