Faculty By The Numbers
We’re proud of our world-class faculty and their extraordinary accomplishments as both educators and musicians. They’re esteemed, near and far, by their students, peers, and music lovers — and we’d like everyone to know why.

Numbers, like pictures, can tell a story, so we’ve gathered a few facts and figures to illustrate some of what makes our faculty so special. Hover over the numbers and explore this interactive “Faculty by the Numbers” infographic to learn more.

Collectively, our faculty members have more than 150 years of K-12 teaching experience.


Areas of K-12 Music Education Taught

Elementary General • Middle School General • High School General • Band • Orchestra • Choir • Popular Music • Jazz • Applied Music Lessons • AP Music Theory

In addition to experience teaching at the K-12 level, our faculty members, as a group, have taught at the college level for nearly 200 years.

Teaching in an online format is nothing new to our faculty members. Their combined online teaching experience is about 90 years.

Their total number of publications is about 350.
Journal Articles
Book Chapters
Music Compositions
Column in General Music Today (2010 - 2013)


Primary Musical Instruments

Our faculty members play a variety of instruments and some of them play two or more. These instruments include:
Banjo • Baritone • Clarinet • Euphonium • Flute • Guitar • Piano • Saxophone • Trombone • Trumpet • Ukulele • Viola • Violin • Voice


Professional Presentations Annually


Leadership Positions Held in Music Education

  • NAfME Philosophy SRIG
  • Pennsylvania Research Chair
Founding Chair
  • Assessment, Measurement, and Evaluation Special Interest Group, International Society for Music Education (ISME’s AME-SIG)
Founding and Organizational Chair
  • International Symposia on Assessment in Music Education (ISAME)
Incoming Chair
  • OAKE National Choir
Jazz Chair
  • Alberta Band Association
National Chair
  • MENC Committee for Handicapped Learners
Past Chair
  • District Honors Orchestra (held 2008-2010)
  • NAfME Assessment Special Research Interest Group
  • Ohio Music Education Research Committee
Research Chair
  • Nebraska Music Educators Association
Vice President
  • Alberta Band Association
Editorial Board Memeber
  • Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education
  • Florida Music Director
  • General Music Today
  • Journal of Music Teacher Education
  • Journal of Research in Music Education
  • New Directions: A Journal of Scholarship, Creativity and Leadership in Music Education
  • Research and Issues in Music Education
  • Research Perspectives in Music Education
  • Indiana Music Educators
  • Music Educators National Conference
  • North Central Music Educators National Conference
District 10 President
  • North Carolina Music Educators Association
State President
  • Society for Music Teacher Education
Provincial Representative
  • Canadian Band Association Board of Directors


Awards Received

  • Apple Distinguished Educator
  • Ashland Teacher Achievement Award, Lexington, Kentucky (1996)
  • Bowling Green State University Distinguished Thesis Award
  • Commencement: Outstanding Graduate Student
  • Disney American Teacher Award (1998)
  • Elementary school teacher of the year
  • Faculty Fellow, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, 2012-2013
  • Fellow, International Council of Fine Arts Deans (2010)
  • Five-Year Service Award – University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Florida Music Education Association, College Music Educator of the Year (2005)
  • Google Certified Teacher
  • Graduate Dean's Instructional Excellence Award (2009)
  • Hall of Fame Award: Florida Music Educators
  • Hall of Fame Award: Music Educators National Conference
  • Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Kentucky School of Music (2005)
  • Hillsboro County (Tampa, FL) Elementary Music Educators Council, Elementary Music Educator of the Year (2004)
  • Honour Award – MusicFest Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Hoosier Music Educator of Year
  • Most Outstanding Soloist – Brandon IAJE Jazz Festival (Brandon, MB)
  • Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic Dorothy Payne Award
  • Music Theory Southeast Best Student Paper Award
  • NAfME Collegiate Chapter Growth Award
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, The Council for Research in Music Education (1999)
  • Outstanding Emerging Researcher Award, USF SMERS 2013
  • Outstanding Musicianship – University of Wisconsin SpringFest (Eau Claire, WI)
  • PEMA Music Educators Hall of Fame
  • PhD Mentor Award, University of Florida College of the Arts (2009)
  • Rotary Award for Teacher Excellence, Memphis City Schools (1999)
  • UF Graduate Student Teaching Award

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