- D.M.E., Indiana University, 1997
- M.A., University of Alabama, 1991
- B.A., Paedagogische Hochschule Weingarten, Germany, 1988
- Creative Thinking Strategies in Arts Administration
- Inside Community Arts Organizations
- Music Industry I
- Music Industry II
- Programming the Performing Arts
Monika Herzig is an accomplished jazz musician who was part of the IU Jacobs School of Music's faculty from 2002 until she joined SPEA's Arts Management program in 2007. Originally from Germany, Herzig came to the United States on a scholarship exchange program at the University of Alabama where she earned her master's degree in music education. She has toured internationally with her band Beeblebrox, opening for Tower of Power, Bette Midler, Yes, Sting, the Dixie Dregs, and more. By 1997, Herzig had completed her DME in Music Education with a concentration in Jazz Studies at IU's Jacobs School of Music.
Herzig is cofounder of Jazz from Bloomington, a society fostering appreciation and education about jazz in South Central Indiana . Over the past several years, Herzig has booked and organized close to 40 concerts with internationally renowned artists and presented programs to thousands of elementary school children throughout Indiana. Herzig's book on Jazz Education Legend David Baker earned the 2012 Outstanding Rating from the Association of American University Presses. Her Listener's Guide to Chick Corea will be published in 2017 with Rowan & Littlefield.
As a touring jazz pianist, Herzig has performed at prestigious jazz clubs and festivals including Indy Jazz Fest, Cleveland's Nighttown, Louisville's Jazz Factory, Jazz in July in Bloomington and Cincinnati, and Columbus, Ohio's Jazz and Rib Fest. Most recently, Herzig can be heard on MDG Records' David Baker: Singer of Songs, for which she also wrote the liner notes as well as with her own group The Whole World in Her Hands (Whaling City Sounds, 2016).