Graduate Coordinator and Professor of Music EducationDaniel Steele

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.

Contact Information

Phone: (989) 774-1970
Room: MU 284​​​​​​​​​​