"You Don't Have to Yell," by Kelly Clingan, VOICE of Washington Music Educators, January 2022.

"Jazz is for Everybody: Student Voices Supporting an Inclusive Approach to Jazz Education," by The Beth and Kelly Show, NAfME Council for Jazz Education Town Hall, June 30, 2021.

"The Way Forward: Collaboration," by Kelly Clingan, VOICE of Washington Music Educators, May 2021.


"Just Look at the Guy," by Kelly Clingan, VOICE of Washington Music Educators, March 2021. 

"The Future of Music Education," by Christopher T. F. Hanson, Teacher Talk Episode 52, March 21, 2021.


"Seattle JazzED: Pushing Forward in Epic Times, " by Paul Rauch, Earshot Jazz, March 2021. 


"Resolve and Evolve," by Kelly Clingan, VOICE of Washington Music Educators, January 2021. 

"Banding Together​," by Joe Sugrue, The Goals of Beginning Band Podcast, January 15, 2021. 

"Now is the Time," by Christopher T. F. Hanson, Teacher Talk Episode 31, October 25, 2020.

"The Time for Change is Now," by Kelly Clingan, VOICE of Washington Music Educators, October 2020. 

"Teaching Jazz in the Schools During COVID-19," by Paul deBarros, Earshot Jazz, September 2020.

"Guided Online Listening with Kelly Clingan," by JEN, May 7, 2020. 

"Community Responses to COVID-19," by Kelly Clingan and Kat Sherrell, Earshot Jazz, April 2020.


"An Ensemble from Seattle JazzED will Compete in Essentially Ellington," by Ashley Gross, KNKX, February 14, 2020.

"They've Got that Swing: The Girls Ellington Project Makes Beautiful Music Together," King 5 Evening News, December 12, 2019. 

"In Her Hands; Key Changes in Jazz," Directed by Kay D. Ray, 2019.


"Representation Matters: The #JazzGirl Movement Goes National," by Tara Peters, Earshot Jazz, May 2019.

"How the World of Jazz is Opening to Thousands of Seattle Kids Who Might Have Been Left Out," by Paul deBarros, The Seattle Times, May 16, 2019. 


"Seattle's All-female High School Jazz Band Heads for National Stage," by Agueda Pacheco Flores, Crosscut, March 29, 2019.


"Seattle All-girls Jazz Band Goes National," by Marcie Sillman, KUOW 94.9 FM, March 26, 2019.

"The Educational Jazz Band: Where Are the Girls?" by Kelly Clingan, VOICE of Washington Music Educators, October 2017.

(republished Jazz Education Network Monthly Newsletter, June 2018)

"Loud and Proud: Girls Ellington Project Gives Voice to the Disenfranchised," by Kathryn Robinson, Seattle Met, February 2017. 

"Hey Ladies! Seattle JazzED's Melba Liston AllStars with Susan Pascal," by Abe Beeson, KNKX 88.5 FM, December 20, 2016.

"Seattle JazzED Debuts First WeBop Classes on the West Coast," by Sara Jones, Earshot Jazz, December 2016.

"GWSS Alum Spotlight," by Laura Marquez, Winter 2016.

"Seattle Girls' Jazz Band Shatters Stereotypes," by Marcie Sillman, KUOW 94.9 FM, February 16, 2016.

"A Plug for Public School Teachers: Race and Music Class at Washington Middle School," by Jen Graves, The Stranger, Spring 2010.

Great Expectations at Washington Middle School,” by Molly M. Conant, Earshot Jazz, June 2009.

"All that Jazz," by Bob Roseth, University Week, May 15, 2003. 


Produced at Jazz Congress 2018 by Jazz at Lincoln Center

"Being a part of the Girls Ellington Project has really inspired me to be a stronger musician as well as a stronger woman – 

to not take crap from anyone who says I can't do something and to put all of myself into my music because that's what really makes it music."

                                             -JazzED student



"Better Together: Building a Vibrant & Collaborative Music Department" Washington Music Educators Association

"Teaching Bravery Over Perfection: Engaging Girls in Improvisation" Washington Music Educators Association


"Taking a Good Hard Look at Ourselves" Washington Music Educators Association 



"Maximizing Student-centered Instructional Approaches in the Orchestra Classroom" Louisiana Music Educators Association

Eclectic Strings Committee Member, American String Teachers Association

Labor of Love: Art and Healing Grant recipient, MLK Labor & Washington State Labor Council

Jazz Curriculum Officer, Washington Music Educators Association


"Ask a Jazz Band Director: Practical and Simple Rehearsal Techniques for Eclectic Styles in the Orchestra Classroom" American String Teachers Association, Orlando, FL


Essentially Ellington Finalist, Seattle JazzED Ellington Ensemble


Jazz Curriculum Officer, Washington Music Educators Association



"The Educational Jazz Band and Beyond: Where are the Girls?" Jazz Educators Network, Reno, NV and National Association for Music Educators Northwest Conference, Portland, OR


Washington Area Unit President, Jazz Education Network

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member, Jazz Education Network

Women in Jazz Committee Member, Jazz Education Network


"Doing is Believing: What's Holding You Back from Teaching Eclectic Styles?" American String Teachers Association, Atlanta, GA


Director, EBMEA High School Orchestra Festival


Expanding Opportunities to Learn Jazz in Afterschool Taskforce, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Speaker, Central Washington University Women in Jazz Day


Director, Washoe County Middle School Honor Band


"The Educational Jazz Band and Beyond: Where are the Girls?" Berklee City Music Summit, Newark, NJ

"The Middle School Jam: Creating Uncommon Combos," Hawai'i Music Educators Association, Honolulu, HI


“The ’Common’ Approach: Integration of Common Core,” American String Teachers Association, Tampa Bay, FL


"If You Build It, They Will Come: Trickle Up Stringonomics" American String Teachers Association, Tampa Bay, FL

Alumni Award, University of Washington

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies


Eclectic Styles Reading Session Conductor, American String Teachers Association


Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy Scholarship Recipient


Mentor, Seattle City of Music Career Day


Plenary Speaker, Montana Music Educators Association, Billings, MT


WeBop at Lincoln Center Trained and Certificated Teacher

Lead Writer/Piloter of the Seattle Public Schools Common Curriculum and Assessments in Secondary Music


"Benefits of the Umbrella Program: a Holistic Approach to Public Music Education," Arts Schools Network Conference, Seattle, WA


“Yes, It Can Be Done with Strings, and Here’s Proof,” Jazz Educators Network, San Diego, CA


“Developing a Collaborative and Vibrant Music Department,” American String Teachers Association, Kansas City, MO 



Education Director, Seattle JazzED,

Seattle, WA



Director of Bands, concert and jazz, Washington Middle School, Seattle, WA



Director, Girls Ellington Project and Girls Jazz Day, Seattle JazzED, Seattle, WA



K-8 general music, choir, musical theater director, St. Patrick School, Rodeo, CA,

and St. David School, Richmond, CA


Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Trombone Performance, Bachelor of Women Studies,

Teaching Certification 

University of Washington, Seattle

Senior Thesis of the Year "An Exploration of Women's Jazz: Community Building and Empowerment" (New Girls on the Block), University of Washington Women Studies

Oclupaca - 2017 JazzED Girls Ellington Project
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