Music Education

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Music Education classes are taught by highly skilled faculty who hold terminal degrees.  The Music Education faculty are committed to teaching and research, and they consistently contribute to the national field of music education.  Dr. Marvin E. Latimer is Department Head and coordinator for the choral track.  Dr. Carl Hancock guides the instrumental track. Dr. Kenneth McGuire oversees elementary general music courses.  Dr. Anne Witt works with pre-professional classwork as well as string education.

playing flute Bringing music into school-aged people’s lives is an exciting and rewarding profession.  The thorough music training offered by the School of Music, the mastery of skills required in music education courses, and the chance to participate in the finest ensembles in the region are opportunities which set the UA music education programs apart from all others.  Graduates of the UA programs are leaders in the profession throughout their careers.

At the Bachelors level, students may choose an instrumental track, which prepares them to teach middle or high school band or orchestra, as well as elementary general music or they may choose a choral track, which emphasizes middle or high school choral teaching, in addition to elementary general music.  After completing the required courses and clinical work, students intern for one semester.  Graduate work develops research skills, as well as the acquisition of advanced teaching and conducting techniques. Complete information about programs and applications can be found at www.musiceducation.ua.edu or by calling 205-348-6054.

UA School of Music students conducting Music Education classes are taught by highly skilled faculty who hold terminal degrees.  The Music Education faculty are committed to teaching and research, and they consistently contribute to the national field of music education.  Dr. Carol Prickett is Department Head.  Dr. Carl Hancock guides the instrumental track.  Dr. Marvin Latimer shepherds the choral track.  Dr. Kenneth McGuire oversees elementary general music courses.  Dr. Anne Witt works with preprofessional classwork as well as string education.

The uniquely high quality preparation at all levels which have characterized the UA Music Education programs for decades have set the standard in Alabama.  The faculty welcomes the chance to discuss what our programs have to offer with all prospective students and their families.

For more information please visit www.musiceducation.ua.edu.

Music Education Faculty

  • Carl B. Hancock, Associate Professor, Music Education
  • Marion Latimer, Instructor, Music Education
  • Marvin Latimer, Associate Professor, Music Education; Music Education Department Head
  • Kenneth McGuire, Associate Professor, Music Education
  • Regena Parrish, Associate Instructor, Music Education
  • Carol A. Prickett, Director of Music Therapy; Professor, Music Therapy and Education
  • Anne C. Witt, Instructor, Music Education – Strings
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