Professor Emeritus Jerry L. Jaccard

Professor Emeritus Jerry L. Jaccard

Professor Emeritus Jerry L. Jaccard

Professor Emeritus Jerry L. Jaccard is an Honorary Member of the International Kodály Society. He currently serves as the Lead Editor of the IKS Bulletin—Scholarly Journal of the International Kodály Society; is the Founding Chair of the IKS László Vikár International Folk Music Research Forum, and former vice-president of the IKS. He is founding director of the BYU InterMuse Academy for Pedagogy and Musicianship at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in which he continues to teach pedagogy and music literature research. Dr. Jaccard is the recipient of the 2004 Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) Outstanding Educator, the 2007 Senator Reed Smoot Utah Education Service Award, the 2013 BYU Continuing Education Faculty Excellence Award, and the 2014 Provo City Schools Outstanding Service Award. His book, A Tear in the Curtain: The Musical Diplomacy of Erzsébet Szőnyi: Musician, Composer, and Teacher of Teachers, published by Peter Lang Publishing, is now in its second printing; and has been translated and published in Hungarian by Nâp Kiadó. His English translation of Edgar Willems’s Psychological Foundations of Musical Education is published by BYU Creative Works and is also in its second printing. Jerry and his wife Alta—who is a retired visual arts professor—have six children and fifteen grandchildren. (BMusEd University of Arizona, MME Holy Names University, EdD University of Massachusetts at Amherst).