Ohio University

Dorothy E. Bryant





Dorothy E. Bryant

Professor Emeritus of Music Education

Dorothy Bryant is Associate Professor of Music at Ohio University where she teaches Early Childhood Music, Music Technology and Research Methods in Music Education, as well as supervises professional interns. She serves as Coordinator of Graduate Studies and Chair of Music Education. As coordinator of the Master of Music in Music Education program, she organizes and facilitates professional development opportunities for active teachers.

Prior to her appointment at Ohio University, she served on the faculty at St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and taught instrumental music in the Alexander Local Schools. Dr. Bryant received a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma, and Master and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Ft. Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. She has presented papers and sessions at the Ohio Music Educator's Association Conference, National MENC Conference, Eastern Regional Division of MENC, Mountain Lake Colloquium, and the Lilly Conference for College Teachers. She serves on the OMEA Editorial Board for Contributions to Music Education, the editorial team for the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT), and the Ohio Technology for Music Educators Board. Her publications include the MENC Strategies Series and TRIAD. She performs, as a trumpet player, with the Ohio Valley Symphony, the Smoot Theatre Jazz Band, concert bands and chamber ensembles. Current areas of research interest include: teacher education and service learning; technology in music education; and the role of reflection in professional development.

Educational Background:

  • PhD, Oklahoma University, Norman, OK
  • Bachelor and Masters degree, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

Classes Being Taught:

  • Early Childhood Music
  • Technology for Music Educators
  • Professional Internship
  • Experiencing Music
  • Introduction to Research in Music Education
  • Advanced Topics: Experimental and Descriptive Research
  • Contemporary Trends in Music Education