Assistant Professor of Music Education
ASHLEY ALLEN, assistant professor of music education, teaches undergraduate and graduate
courses in music education and observes student teachers. She received a
B.M. in music education from The University of Oklahoma, an M.M. in music
education with an emphasis in Kodály studies from The University of Oklahoma,
and a Ph.D. in music education from The University of Kansas. Other pedagogical
training includes Kodály training and certification in levels 1, 2, and 3 at
The University of Oklahoma. Dr. Allen taught secondary choral and general
music for grades 6-12 in public schools in central Oklahoma, and higher
education courses in music education as a graduate assistant for The University
of Oklahoma and The University of Kansas. She also served as an intern
with the Norman Children’s Chorus and as an assistant director with the Kansas
University Youth Chorus.
Dr. Allen has presented research at the Phenomenon
of Singing in Newfoundland, Canada; the National Association for Music
Education conference in St. Louis, Missouri; the Symposium on Music
Teacher Education in Greensboro, North Carolina; the Desert Skies
Symposium on Research in Music Education in Tucson, Arizona; the Mountain
Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods in Mountain Lake,
Virginia; the Texas Music Educators Association convention; and the Kansas
Music Educators Association convention.
Her research interests include teacher stress, teacher job satisfaction,
and performance anxiety in music teaching.