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The Music Education major is designed for the gifted performer who has a special interest in sharing his or her musical expertise through teaching music in elementary or secondary schools.

The aim of this progressive professional preparation program is to provide prospective teachers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for the effective teaching of music in the 21st Century.

Faculty

Harlan D. Parker

Harlan Parker has been the conductor of the Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble and coordinator of the music education division at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University since the fall of 1990. From 2007 to 2016 he served as the conductor of the Peabody Youth Orchestra.

Laura Parker

Laura Parker earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Washburn University, as well as a Master of Music Education degree and a PhD from University of Kansas, with an emphasis on flute performance. Parker is Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Delta Kappa, and is the past president of MCUEA.

Kerry Devlin

Kerry Devlin is a neurologic music therapist and Clinical Director of Annapolis Music Therapy Services. She believes strongly in the importance of presuming competence and celebrating neurological differences

John Ehrenburg

John Ehrenburg enjoys an eclectic career as a performer, teacher, and researcher. He is a founding member of the C Street Brass, a quintet committed to connecting lovers of the arts from all walks of life around a highly energetic and engaging concert experience.

Beverly Gandolfo

Beverly Gandolfo taught choral music in Carroll County Public Schools for 38 years, retiring in 2015. While the majority of her career was spent at the high school level, she also taught middle school and college during that time.

Lauren Rausch

Violinist Lauren Rausch enjoys a dynamic career as an artist-teacher in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.