Director and Professor of Music Education
Randi L'Hommedieu joined Central Michigan University in 1999 as director of the School of Music and professor of music education. Dr. L’Hommedieu earned the baccalaureate in music education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and holds master's and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University. He worked for ten years as a free-lance musician in St. Louis, New York, and Chicago, and taught instrumental music at John Burroughs School in St. Louis from 1978-1981. Prior to assuming his present position, Dr. L'Hommedieu was professor and head of the department of music at Mississippi State University. He has also held teaching and administrative posts at the University of Oregon and Northwestern University. His research interests focus on faculty evaluation, teacher effectiveness, arts education policy, and research methodology. His publications include articles, reviews, and book chapters in the Journal of Educational Psychology, Instructional Evaluation and Faculty Development, Higher Education Research and Development, Music Educators Journal, Journal of Music Teacher Education, and the Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning. Dr. L’Hommedieu has served on the executive boards of the Oregon, Mississippi, and Michigan Music Educators Associations. From 1990-1998 he was a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Music Teacher Education. He served from 1998-2002 on the Executive Committee of the Society for Music Teacher Education and as national chair of the Society from 1998 to 2000. From 2003-2008 he was founding chair of the Michigan Music Conference, a state-wide K-16 school music in-service conference. He was named the 2003 “Outstanding Arts Administrator of the Year” by ArtServe Michigan, the state affiliate of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education, received the 2009 Award of Merit from the Michigan Music Educators Association, and was designated the 2010 Alumni of the Year by the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Fine Arts and Communication. He is currently an institutional accreditation site evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Music and serves on the board of directors for the Midland Center for the Arts and Michigan Music Educators Association.
Phone: (989) 774-1945
Room: MU 162