Raychl Smith (Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, M.M., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and B.M., Appalachian State University) is assistant professor of music education at East Carolina University. Her research interests include Creative Motion pedagogy, innovative approaches to facilitating improvisation, community music making, and music education and social justice. Raychl taught in the public schools of North Carolina as an elementary general music teacher, choral director, and middle school band director. She was previously the program coordinator and assistant professor of music education at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She currently serves as a member of the Creative Motion Alliance executive board of directors.