Sarah Van Waardhuizen

Sarah Van Waardhuizen

Title: Associate Professor of Music
Department: Visual and Performing Arts
Office Location: Music Building 205
Phone: 641-628-5295
Email: vanwaardhuizens@central.edu


B.M.E. from Drake University
M.M.E. from The University of Kansas
Ph.D. from The University of Iowa

Areas of Expertise

music education, voice

About Sarah Van Waardhuizen

Sarah Van Waardhuizen began teaching at Central College in 2012. Prior to comin to Central, she taught K-12 music in public schools and churches in the Des Moines metro area for 11 years. 

During fall 2016, Van Waardhuizen stepped into the full-time, tenure-line position in music education at Central. Van Waardhuizen teaches elementary general music methods; secondary choral, general and instrumental methods; introduction to music education, show choir and jazz choir techniques; works with music education practicum students; assists with the choral ensembles; and has an active voice studio. She is the chapter advisor for Central’s National Association for Music Education. Her primary research area is motivation in music education, specifically involving The Self-Determination Theory. Van Waardhuizen also enjoys playing and teaching the ukulele.