Graduate Coordinator and Professor of Music Education
Daniel Steele, professor
of Music Education and Graduate Coordinator for the School of Music, has been
on the faculty at Central Michigan University since 1983. He specializes in
preschool, elementary, and middle school music methods. Dr. Steele previously
taught K-6 general music for eight years in Ohio, and is a past president of
the Michigan Music Educators Association and is currently a region
representative on the MMEA board.
He received the Music Educator of the Year
award from MMEA in 2007 and a CMU Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008. He is
the Board Chair of the Michigan Youth Arts Association and Past President of
the Board of VSA arts of Michigan. He has been published in the Bulletin of Historical
Research in Music Education, The Michigan Music Educator, and recently
published the second edition of an elementary methods textbook and accompanying
DVD entitled Music Is Fundamental: Fundamentals and Methods for Elementary
Music. He has presented sessions at the Michigan Music Conference, the Michigan
Music Education in-service conference as well as at the Alma Conference and the
summer workshop at Michigan State University.
Dr. Steele was designated by the
National Association for Music Education as a Lowell Mason Fellow in 2012 for
distinguished service to the music education profession. He received the B.M.E.
from Wheaton College, the M.M. from the University of Kansas, and the D.M.E.
from the University of Cincinnati.
Phone: (989) 774-1970
Room: MU 284