​​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.   

Contact Information 

Email: allen6a@cmich.edu
Phone: (989) 774-1963
Room: MU 265​