Jean Hickman is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Music Education at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Having recently completed work for her PhD in Music Education/Choral
Conducting from the University of Florida, Hickman’s primary research focus is on assessment of performing ensembles in music education. Prior to her studies at UF, Hickman established and
directed a comprehensive performing arts program at Western Iowa Community College after a 20-year career in Iowa public schools, primarily at the middle school and high school levels. Hickman is
an active adjudicator, conductor and clinician throughout the United States.