- Fain Fine Arts Center
- College of Fine Arts, Fain
Susan Harvey is Associate Professor and Director of the Summer KodÃ¡ly Teacher Institute at Midwestern State University (MSU) in Wichita Falls, Texas where she teaches music education courses. She is Director of Music at New Hope Presbyterian Church. Dr. Harvey served as Chair of the MSU Department of Music for over six years and was Music Director and Conductor of the Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra for nine years. Prior to her appointment at MSU, Dr. Harvey taught elementary music and secondary instrumental and choral music in Virginia public schools for twenty years.
Dr. Harvey regularly presents at local, state, national and international conferences. Presentation topics have included: teaching musicianship skills in ensemble settings; implementation of the KodÃ¡ly concept and Music Learning Theory in instrumental, choral, and elementary rehearsals; teaching practice strategies to young musicians; and teaching social skills through folk dancing. Her middle and high school ensembles have performed at state and national conferences. For summer 2019, she was a Visiting Scholar for graduate music education in the Arts Better the Lives of Everyone (ABLE) certification program at Berklee College of Music at Boston Conservatory. Dr. Harveyâs writing has been published by Oxford University Press, The Kennedy Center for the Arts, and the Organization of American KodÃ¡ly Educators.
Dr. Harvey is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and President-Elect for the Division of Visual and Performing Arts Education (DARTS) under CEC. She is a member of the Organization of American KodÃ¡ly Educators, National Association for Music Education, Texas Music Educators Association, and Bugles Across America. Dr. Harvey earned a Bachelor of Music Education from James Madison University, a Master of Arts in Education with a major in curriculum and instruction from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University.
|James Madison University||Bachelor of Music in Music Education|
|Shenandoah University||Doctor of Musical Arts|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||Master of Arts In Education (Major: Curriculum and Instruction)|
|Employer||Position||Start Date||End Date|
|MSU Summer Kodaly Institute||Administrator and Instructor||05/11/2021|
|Fine Arts in Rockbridge||Choral Director, Rockbridge Youth Chorale||05/11/2021||05/11/2021|
|Parry McCluer High School||Director of Choirs||05/11/2021||05/11/2021|
|Parry McCluer Middle School, Buena Vista, VA||Director of Bands and Choirs||05/11/2021||05/11/2021|
|Southern Virginia University||Adjunct Brass Instructor||05/11/2021||05/11/2021|
|Midwestern State University||Associate Professor of Music||08/01/2015|
|Midwestern State University||Chair. Music Department||08/01/2015|
|Midwestern State University||Assistant Professor of Music||07/01/2009|
|Rockbridge County High School, Lexington, VA||Assistant Band Director||05/11/1995||05/11/1998|
|Mountain View Elementary School, Lexington, VA||Elementary Music Teacher||05/11/1992||05/11/1993|
|Maury River Middle School, Lexington, VA||Director of Bands and Choirs||05/11/1992||05/11/2021|
|Covington High School and Jeter-Watson Intermediate Schools, Covington, VA||Director of Bands||05/11/1989||05/11/1992|
Dissertation: “Self-Regulation of Learning Practice Strategies and Their Influence on Self-Efficacy of Second Year Band Students”