Adrianne Kelly

Title: 1) Guest Artist and Lecturer; 2) Supervisor of Music Education Student Teachers
Company: 1) Carnegie Mellon University; 2) Duquesne University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Adrianne Kelly, Guest Artist and Lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University and Supervisor of Music Education Student Teachers at Duquesne University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in urban music education.

Ms. Kelly has thrived in the music education sector for over 40 years, enhancing the lives of countless students in Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities. She has served as a guest artist, lecturer and supervisor of music student teachers at Carnegie Mellon University since 2018. Additionally, she has worked as an adjunct faculty member and supervisor of music student teachers at Duquesne University since 2016. Previously, she excelled as a general music specialist for Pittsburgh Public Schools from 1982 until 2015. Before embarking on her prosperous career, Ms. Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Jackson State University in 1980 and a master’s degree equivalent in music therapy from Duquesne University in 1982.

An executive board member with the Urban Music Leadership Conference since 2013 and a presenter for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association since 2006, Ms. Kelly recently became the corresponding secretary for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Association of Negro Musicians. Moreover, she was the national chair of the Urban Music Leadership Conference from 2015 to 2017 and has been a member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc; the Pittsburgh Symphony Association; and the Pittsburgh Cultural Association.

Featured on National Public Radio and the recipient of a City of Pittsburgh Proclamation, Ms. Kelly is proud to have grown up in Mississippi during the Civil Rights era and achieve success as a leader in music education. She was inspired by her mother, who was also a teacher, to enter the field of education, and is grateful for the opportunity to teach a subject that reaches the hearts and minds of so many students and inspires them to enjoy learning.

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