MUSIC EDUCATION

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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Thursday September 29
  • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Wind Ensemble Concert
Friday September 30
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm cNAfME E-Board Only Meeting
Saturday October 1
Sunday October 2
Monday October 3
  • All Day Music Education Undergrad Advising
  • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Symphonic Band Concert
Tuesday October 4
  • All Day Music Education Undergrad Advising
  • Intern Applications Due to Office of Clinical Experiences
Wednesday October 5
  • All Day Music Education Undergrad Advising
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Spring 2023 Internship Application meeting
    Spring 2023 Internship Application meeting
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    118 Lucy Hall
Thursday October 6
  • All Day Music Education Undergrad Advising
  • 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
Friday October 7
  • All Day Music Education Undergrad Advising
  • Degree Application Deadline
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MUE COE Assessment and Accreditation Meeting
Saturday October 8
  • All Day Music Education Undergrad Advising
Sunday October 9
  • All Day Music Education Undergrad Advising
Monday October 10
  • All Day Music Education Undergrad Advising
  • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Faculty Recital Series: Woodwind
Tuesday October 11
  • All Day Music Education Undergrad Advising
Wednesday October 12
  • All Day Music Education Undergrad Advising
Thursday October 13
  • All Day Music Education Undergrad Advising
Friday October 14
  • All Day Music Education Undergrad Advising
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm cNAfME E-Board Only Meeting
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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 COORDINATOR

Donna Smith

INSTRUMENT STORAGE

MUE Office

PRE-K OUTREACH

Donna Smith


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