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, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Elementary general music; diversity and social justice.
In the Division of Music Education at the University of North Texas, we are dedicated to developing strong leaders in the field of music education. Our Master of Music Education degree focuses on providing you the teaching, administrative and leadership skills needed for success in a variety of educational settings.
You can select from either a teaching emphasis or a research emphasis. The teaching emphasis is designed for teachers in school music programs who want to advance their knowledge in the practice and theory of music instruction. The research emphasis is recommended for those who might want to teach music in higher education. Both tracks require passing a comprehensive exam consisting of a defense of either a project practicum or thesis depending on your track.
Our faculty members remain current on trends in the field through various research projects. Research topics include, but are not limited to:
They have also published many articles in peer- reviewed journals, written or contributed to textbooks and conducted presentations at regional, national and international conferences. Several faculty members remain active in music education through community outreach programs such as the Early Childhood Music Program and the Denton New Horizons Senior Band.
The College of Music is one of the nationís most comprehensive music schools and recognized internationally for its artistic and academic excellence. The college is a vital component to the regionís arts community, presenting more than 1,000 formal and informal concerts annually. Its facilities include:
Applying to the Music Education program is a two-step process. First, you must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School. Specific requirements are outlined at tsgs.unt.edu. Second, once accepted by the graduate school, you need to complete an online College of Music application and supply the division the following materials:
The online College of Music application is available at music.unt.edu/admissions/graduate music.unt.edu/admissions/graduate.
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 and serve 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.
Information about these opportunities is available by contacting the music education office. Visit financialaid.unt.edu for information about other financial assistance programs.