Donna Emmanuel, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Cultural competence; urban and inner-city issues.
Warren Henry, Professor and Senior Associate Dean for the College of Music; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Administration; arts leadership and professional development schools.
Karrell Johnson, Principal Lecturer; M.S., University of Illinois. Administration; string music education and pedagogy.
Nathan Kruse, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Instrumental music education; qualitative research and sociology.
Alan McClung, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. Secondary choral music education; sight-singing and changing voice of the early adolescent male.
Darhyl Ramsey, Professor; Ph.D., University of Iowa. Instrumental music education; music learning and psychology.
Debbie Rohwer, Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Instrumental music education; community music and adult pedagogy.
Donald Taylor, Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Elementary general music; diversity and social justice.
In the Division of Music Education, we are dedicated to developing strong leaders in the field. The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education will prepare you for a career in higher education. With individual mentorship and guidance, you will pursue course work that capitalizes on your current knowledge and skills as a music educator and broadens your perspectives through research.
You will explore a wide range of areas such as:
You also can enroll in courses offered by other academic departments across campus to enrich your knowledge base. These courses, chosen in consultation with your advisor, will not only prepare you for the final dissertation but also will guide you toward expertise in a related area.
Each month, Ph.D. students meet with faculty members to discuss special topics related to career preparation. Through interaction with peers at various stages of degree completion, you can practice skills that prepare you for research presentations in local, state and national conferences. In addition, the monthly colloquia will help prepare you for interviews and professional networking.
Throughout the degree plan, you will have multiple opportunities to develop teaching skills at the collegiate level. In addition to teaching undergraduate music courses for non-majors under the direct supervision of a faculty member, Ph.D. students assist professors teaching undergraduate courses for Music Education majors.
The Division of Music Education sponsors a variety of community outreach programs. Ph.D. students are encouraged to take advantage of teaching opportunities found in these programs, including the Early Childhood Program (ages 0-5), the ďStart Up the BandĒ program (ages 10-12), the ďAdopt a SingerĒ program (ages 11-14) and the New Horizons Band (ages 50+).
Our faculty members remain current on trends in the field through various research projects. Research topics include, but are not limited to:
Faculty members have also published articles in peer- reviewed journals, written or contributed to textbooks, and presented at regional, national and international conferences. In addition, faculty members remain active in music education through community outreach programs.
The College of Music is one of the nationís most comprehensive music schools and is recognized internationally for its artistic and academic excellence. The college is a vital part of the regionís arts community, presenting more than 1,000 formal and informal concerts annually. Its facilities include more than 300 practice rooms, seven performance halls, numerous classrooms and rehearsal rooms, computer labs, and a distributive learning center.
In order to apply to the doctoral program, you must have a masterís degree and three years of full- time teaching experience in a group setting. You will then need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School, complete an online College of Music application and provide the following materials the division:
The College of Music application is available online music.unt.edu/admissions/graduate. Applications to the at program are accepted throughout the year. The graduate schoolís admission requirements are outlined at gradschool.unt.edu. Acceptance into the graduate school does not guarantee acceptance into the Music Education program.
Deficiency courses do not count toward doctoral degree requirements. Specific course requirements and descriptions are available at catalog.unt.edu
Our division funds several competitive, merit-based scholarships as well as teaching assistantships and fellowships to help you pay for your education. Teaching fellowships allow you to teach courses as the primary instructor. Teaching assistants often teach a music fundamentals course, work with the Early Childhood Music Program or the New Horizons Senior Band, or oversee the Music Education Resource Room.
Contact the Music Education office for information about these opportunities. Visit financialaid.unt.edu for information about other financial assistance programs.