Faculty

Dr. Christopher Dye

Assistant Professor

Dr. Christopher Dye
615-494-8714
Room 309, Saunders Fine Arts Building (SFA)
MTSU Box 47, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Areas of Expertise

Instrumental Music Education

Education Policy

Biography

Christopher Dye serves as Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education at Middle Tennessee State University. He teaches courses in instrumental methods and materials, supervises Residency I and II student teachers, leads the Music Education Seminar, and teaches graduate course in assessment and music technology. Dr. Dye holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ed.D.), Columbus State University (M.M.), and Texas Lutheran University (B.M.).

Prior to his ...

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Christopher Dye serves as Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education at Middle Tennessee State University. He teaches courses in instrumental methods and materials, supervises Residency I and II student teachers, leads the Music Education Seminar, and teaches graduate course in assessment and music technology. Dr. Dye holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ed.D.), Columbus State University (M.M.), and Texas Lutheran University (B.M.).

Prior to his appointment at MTSU, Dye was a Visiting Lecturer in Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he taught undergraduate and graduate coursework, supervised student teachers, and coordinated the graduate associate instructors for the instrumental methods sequence and student teaching supervision. Previously, he served as a graduate teaching assistant with the University Bands and Music Education divisions at the University of Illinois. In that capacity, he directed concert and basketball bands, assisted with the Marching Illini, and taught coursework in conducting, pedagogy, and field experience. Dye also taught for several years as a middle school and high school band director in the Frenship Independent School District in Wolfforth, TX.

Dye is an active researcher in music education policy and instrumental music pedagogy, presenting papers and clinics at numerous national and state conferences. Recent publications include articles in Psychology of Music, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and Tennessee Musician. He currently serves on the board of the Tennessee Music Education Association as Advocacy and Government Relations Chair and as the state's representative to the National Association for Music Education Advocacy Leadership Force. He resides in Murfreesboro with his wife Brittany and their two sons, Alexander and Matthew.

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