Music Education

July 3, 2023

College of Music Welcomes New Faculty

Elizabeth Petersen will be joining our faculty this year as a visiting lecturer of music education where she will teach courses in music education and direct the University of North Texas String Project. A Washington native, Dr. Petersen has taught elementary and secondary orchestra and general music for school districts near Seattle and Vancouver, WA, where she also ran a private cello studio and was active as a freelance cellist. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from The Ohio State University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Washington. She has been a clinician and adjudicator at festivals and clinics across the country and has given presentations at national and state music education conferences on topics of interest to string teachers and the greater music education profession. Her research interests include musical practice, student engagement, and string pedagogy.

June 5, 2023

Student to San Marcos

University of North Texas PhD student Thomas Rinn has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music Education at Texas State University, San Marcos.

June 5, 2023

Music Education Professor Published

The Journal of Research in Music Education has published Sassy and Strong: Intersections of Race, Attractional Orientation, and Gender Expression Within Music Education, by UNT Professor of Music Education, Don Taylor and colleague Rashaad Calaham. The narrative examines the experiences of a successful Black gay choral teacher in Texas.