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Dance Professor Pam Musil to Speak at Devotional

The devotional will take place at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center.


Pam Musil, professor of contemporary dance and dance education in the Department of Dance, will be speaking at the Summer BYU Devotional on August 6.

Musil has taught courses on kinesiology for dancers and dance education at BYU for 26 years. In her teaching, Musil hopes to teach students about the correct practice, anatomy and function of the body to enable them to keep their bodies healthy and allow them to dance for a long time.

“My greatest accomplishment as a dancer and educator is seen in the accomplishments of my students,” said Musil. “I am astounded by their many talents and accomplishments — I am humbled in knowing that I might have had a sliver of influence in their lives.” 

In addition to teaching at BYU, Musil’s work has been published in various journals of research, policy reviews and textbooks. She has presented at conferences across the U.S., Italy and China. She has also traveled to Mumbai and Bangalore to teach dance pedagogy workshops. 

Musil, a certified Franklin Method Educator (FME), currently serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Dance Education and Arts Education Policy Review. Previously, she has served on the Board of Directors for the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) and was the president of the Utah Dance Education Organization.

At the end of 2018, Musil was featured in a documentary short, “And I continue — A conversation about dancing and aging,” which debuted at the National Dance Education Organization Conference.