Keith G. Dye, Ed.D.C.T.
Keith G. Dye is Associate Professor of Music Education and Assistant Director of Bands. He holds the Ed.D. in College Teaching of Music from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, an M.M. from West Texas State University, Canyon, TX and the B.M.E. from Morningside College, Sioux City, IA. Dr. Dye's primary areas of research interest are the effective use of desktop videoconferencing in delivery of music instruction and music educator preparation and best practices. He has been published in leading journals and presented extensively nationally on these topics.
At Texas Tech University, Dr. Dye teaches undergraduate classes in Band Techniques of Instruction, Beginning Woodwind and Brass Instructional Methods, Secondary Level Music Curriculum, and Methods in Education and Music; as well as assisting with bands. On the graduate level, Dr. Dye teaches the Band Director Workshops, Applications of Technology in Music Education, Psychology in Music, Instrumental Rehearsal Analysis, and Teaching Music in College.
Dr. Dye is a member of the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy as well as a Service Learning Fellow. He was the recipient of the Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award in 2009.
In service to the music education community, Dr. Dye is College Division Vice-President of the Texas Music Education Association (TMEA), the world’s largest music education organization. In this capacity he serves on the Executive Board of TMEA and contributes a monthly column to The Southwestern Musician. Locally, he is Coordinating Director of the Texas Tech Band and Orchestra Camp and the Texas Tech Middle School Band Academy.
Dr. Dye serves as an instructional consultant to school districts across Texas and maintains activity as an adjudicator through the Texas Music Adjudicators' Association. Formerly a public school band director, he has more than 30 years of successful experience with groups on all levels of instruction. Dr. Dye's ensembles have earned numerous awards and a reputation for a consistently high level of musical excellence. He has presented clinics on instrumental music education techniques and strategies at state and national conventions and served as conductor of various regional and all-state ensembles. Most notably, the Texas Lutheran University Symphonic Winds was invited to perform a featured concert at the 2003 Texas Music Educators Association Convention, marking the first time a small Texas University was awarded that honor.
As a scholar, clinician, consultant, conductor, and adjudicator, Dr. Dye is in demand as a qualified music educator equally at ease with any age level.