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 that 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 bachelor’s 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.  Graduate work develops research skills and the acquisition of advanced teaching and conducting techniques.

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


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Tuesday January 31
Wednesday February 1
Thursday February 2
  • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Wind Ensemble Concert
Friday February 3
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Music Education Department Faculty Meeting
Saturday February 4
Sunday February 5
  • All Day CAEP Accreditation Visit
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CEAC Meeting for CAEP
Monday February 6
  • All Day CAEP Accreditation Visit
Tuesday February 7
  • All Day CAEP Accreditation Visit
Wednesday February 8
Thursday February 9
  • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Huxford Symphony Orchestra Concert
Friday February 10
Saturday February 11
Sunday February 12
Monday February 13
  • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Faculty Recital Series: Brass and Percussion
Tuesday February 14
Wednesday February 15
Thursday February 16
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm College of Education faculty and staff meeting
    College of Education faculty and staff meeting
    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    118 Lucy Hall
  • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Wind Ensemble Concert
Friday February 17
Saturday February 18
Sunday February 19
Monday February 20
Tuesday February 21
Wednesday February 22
Thursday February 23
Friday February 24
Saturday February 25
Sunday February 26
Monday February 27
Tuesday February 28

Contacts

DEPARTMENT HEAD

Dr. Carl B. Hancock

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Elizabeth Bailey

OFFICE

261Moody Music Building
205-348-6054

GRADUATE STUDIES

Dr. Carl B. Hancock

ADMISSIONS

Elizabeth Bailey

AUDITIONS

Contacts

UNIVERSITY BANDS

Dr. Ken Ozzello

CHORAL ACTIVITIES

Dr. Morgan Luttig

MUE 107 GRADUATE STUDENT COORDINATOR

Donna Smith

INSTRUMENT STORAGE

MUE Office

PRE-K OUTREACH

Julie Bannerman


Degrees

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

Admission to the BSE in Music Education requires passing an audition with faculty in the School of Music.

MASTER OF ARTS IN SECONDARY EDUCATION

MASTER OF ARTS IN SECONDARY EDUCATION  (Alternative Route)

The Alternative Master of Arts degree is aimed at students with an undergraduate degree in a non-teaching field who wish to gain an alternative A certificate that enables them to teach in public schools.

EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST IN SECONDARY EDUCATION

DOCTORAL DEGREES

  • EdD in Curriculum and Instruction (Contact the MUE Office)
  • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction (Contact the MUE Office)

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Carl Hancock

Professor and Department Head
email
205-348-6054

Dr. Ken Ozzello

Professor and Director of Bands
kozzello@ua.edu

Dr. Julie Bannerman

Assistant Professor
email
205-348-1344

Dr. Morgan Luttig

Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities
mluttig@ua.edu

Prof. Melissa Life

Instructor
email
205-348-6054

Prof. Justin White

Instructor and Acting Associate Director of Bands
pjwhite@ua.edu

Dr. Judy Ransom

Adjunct Instructor
jlransom1@ua.edu
336-803-1675
 

Prof. Kim Bain

Adjunct Instructor
205-348-6054

Prof. Rhonda Tucker

Temporary Instructor
email
205-348-6054

Elizabeth Bailey

Office Associate II
email
205-348-6054

Affiliated Faculty