Donna Emmanuel, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Cultural competence; urban and innercity 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.
Alan McClung, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. Secondary choral music education; sightsinging and changing voice of the early adolescent male.
Darhyl Ramsey, Professor; Ph.D., University of Iowa. Instrumental music education; music learning and psychology.
Rebecca Roesler, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. String music education; pedagogy of practice.
Debbie Rohwer, Professor and Division Chair; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Instrumental music education; community music and adult pedagogy.
Donald Taylor, Associate 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 music education. Our Master of Music Education degree provides you the teaching, administrative and leadership skills needed for success in a variety of educational settings.
You can select either a teaching emphasis or a research emphasis. The teaching emphasis is for school music teachers wanting 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 a project practicum or thesis depending on your track.
Our faculty members remain current on trends through various research projects. Research topics include, but are not limited to:
They’ve also published many articles in peerreviewed 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 New Horizons Senior Band.
The College of Music is one of the nation’s most comprehensive music schools and is recognized internationally for its artistic and academic excellence. The college is vital to the region’s arts community, presenting more than 1,000 formal and informal concerts annually. Its facilities include:
Applying to the Music Education program is a twostep process. First, you’ll need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School®. Specific requirements are outlined at the Graduate School website. Second, once accepted by the graduate school, you’ll need to complete an online College of Music application and supply the division the following materials:
The online College of Music application is available on our website.
Our division funds several competitive, merit-based scholarships, teaching assistantships and teaching fellowships to help you pursue 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 the Financial Aid website for information about other financial assistance programs.