Arts, Humanities, and Languages Department: Faculty and Staff

McCreary, Teresa Ph.D.
Director, Performing Arts

Associate Professor of Music

Office Location: 1060 Bishop Street, Penthouse 3
Office Phone: (808) 544-0887
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An instrumental music educator for twenty-three years, Dr. McCreary holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Kansas ( Lawrence), a master’s degree in cello performance from the University of Texas ( Austin), and a doctorate in music education from the University of Hawaii (Manoa). She has performed as a cellist with the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria , the Bel Canto Trio in Texas, the Honolulu Symphony, the Maui Symphony and the Kona Orchestra.

She has served as guest clinician and conductor for the Hawaii Youth Symphony, the University of Hawaii Orchestra, the Hawaii Department of Education, the Kamehameha Schools, and the All-South Honor Orchestra Conference at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has adjudicated for solo and ensemble festivals as well as orchestra contests for both local and mainland groups.

She has served on the executive boards as President of the Hawaii Music Educators Association, the Hawaii String Teachers Association, and as a member of the Hawaii Arts First Partnership, a community consortium dedicated to arts education advocacy.