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The Department of Music Education has a long and distinguished history. It was one of the first institutions to establish a PhD degree program in Music Education, and has produced an impressive list of alumni. Nationally renowned faculty such as Allen Britton, Marguerite Hood, and Paul Lehman developed the graduate degrees and recruited high-caliber students. This legacy provides the foundation for the programs that are in place today. The standard of students' intellectual and musical achievements is high and the programs attract teachers who proceed to be leaders in the profession. The faculty represents a diverse range of instructional specialties, educational philosophies, research agendas, and methodological expertise. Our faculty publish and present qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods and historical research. The department provides a diverse research environment and encourages a range of research topics and methodologies among graduate students.

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Colleen M. Conway

Kate Fitzpatrick

Marie McCarthy

Carlos Xavier Rodriguez

Julie Skadsem



U-M Music Education Faculty and Graduate Students at CIC ConferenceMichael Hopkins and Paul LehmanPhD graduate Scott Edgar with dissertation committee

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