Ph.D. (Music Education), The University of North Carolina Greensboro; M.S., Education, B.S. Music Education, Indiana State University. Prior to her position at East Carolina University, Wagoner taught instrumental methods at Elon University. Serving as an instrumental music teacher for 27 years in Indiana, her last 17 were spent as Director of Instrumental Music and Department Chair for Plymouth Community Schools, Plymouth, Indiana. Wagoner has presented at regional, state, and national stages on music genre recognition, collaborative research design, and professional music teacher identity. She is active as a guest conductor and adjudicator in North Carolina and Indiana. Wagoner is a member of MENC, Society for Music Teacher Education, Instrumental Music Teacher Educators, Society for Music Perception and Cognition, and North Carolina Music Educators Association. She is also a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Beta Mu.