Office phone: 608/263-6822
Coordinator of Independent Learning in Music
Chair of the Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization
2006 recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
2011 Honored Instructor Award
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison, Music Theory, 1989
BM University of Wisconsin-Madison, Vocal Performance, 1985
"It is not enough to make someone learn, you have to make them WANT to learn."
"It is almost impossible to teach anything important to people who are not our friends." Aristotle
"To study music we must learn the rules. To create music we must forget them.” - Nadia Boulanger
Dr. Jamie Henke is a Faculty Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches music theory, music history, jazz and appreciation courses for the Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts and the School of Music. She is the coordinator of the Independent Learning program in music. She also teaches two non-credit online courses in music theory and composition. She teaches Music 660-151 Basic Concepts of Music for the School of Music.
In 2006, Dr. Henke was the recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is a member of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, and also is a member of the Teaching Academy Executive Committee. Dr. Henke has been heavily involved with the Engage program on campus. This program transforms teaching and learning through technology. To date she has won two podcasting grants, a video podcasting grant, a collaborative learning project grant, and three simulations and games grants. She has also served as a faculty advisor for the collaborative learning project grant. Dr. Henke is currently working on two new simulation and game proposals for the Engage program. Her work for the podcasting grants is published on itunes U. She is one of the co-founders of the Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization, dedicated to the improvement of all aspects of music learning through enhanced pedagogical techniques.
Dr. Henke is the author of a new and innovative online textbook, now in it's second edition, titled “Theory Gizmos” published by the Textbook Consortium. The book is available in an interactive online format with both visual animations and sound, as well as in a traditional print format.
Dr. Henke continues to be an active performer. She has appeared on many recitals, and performs on a regular basis at other area churches. Her repertoire includes works that range from J. S. Bach to Gershwin and Kern. She is currently a children's choir director at Bethel Lutheran Church.
Macro is a non-profit professional organization for all musicians. It is dedicated to the enhancement of all aspects of music, including pedagogy, performance, analysis, composition, and informed listening through the use of macro analytical techniques. Visit our web page for more information: http://www.macromusic.org.