Texas Tech University


Keith Dye — Interim Director

Keith DyeKeith G. Dye is the Interim Director of the Texas Tech School of Music and Associate Professor of Music Education. He holds the Doctor of Education in College Teaching of Music from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; a Master of Arts in Music Education from West Texas State University, Canyon, TX; and the Bachelor of Music Education from Morningside College, Sioux City, IA. Dr. Dye's primary areas of research interest are music educator preparation and best practices and the effective use of desktop videoconferencing in delivery of music instruction. He has been published in leading journals and regularly presents nationally on these topics.

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 President - Elect of the Texas Music Education Association (TMEA), the world's largest music education organization with over 16,000 members. In this capacity he serves on the Executive Board of TMEA and contributes a monthly column to the Southwestern Musician. Locally, he is the creator and ongoing liaison for the Texas Tech/Lubbock ISD Fine Arts Alliance. This initiative seeks to maximize all fine arts activities and opportunities between the two entities for the mutual benefit of all students, faculty and community.

At Texas Tech University, Dr. Dye teaches undergraduate classes in Band Techniques of Instruction and Brass Instructional Methods. 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. Formerly, Dr. Dye was Assistant Director of Bands working with all aspects of the athletic and concert band activities at TTU.

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 35 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, consultant, clinician, conductor, and adjudicator, Dr. Dye is in demand as a qualified music educator equally at ease with any age level. 

To contact Dr. Keith Dye, please email keith.dye@ttu.edu

Peter Martens — Associate Director for Graduate Studies

Peter MartensPeter Martens is Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Texas Tech University. Dr. Martens holds a B.M. in Music Education and a B.A. in Classics from Lawrence University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the History and Theory of Music from the University of Chicago. In his dissertation "Beat-Finding, Listener Strategies, and Music Meter," Dr. Martens combines research models from music theory and music psychology to pursue the elemental but complicated question of where listeners locate the main beat in music. He finds that this behavior is governed by a combination of individual, performed, and musico-structural factors, and constructs a model for beat-finding that reflects this shared basis. He has presented this blend of music theory, music cognition, and performance analysis to organizations such the Society for Music Theory (SMT), the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), and the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC). Dr. Martens' research interests include rhythm and meter in popular music, questions of perception in the recorded legacy of pianist Glenn Gould, and the texts and personalities of the 16th- and 17th-century German Lateinschule tradition.

To contact Dr. Peter Martens, please email peter.martens@ttu.edu.

Lisa Rogers — Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies

Lisa RogersLisa Rogers is Professor of Percussion Studies at Texas Tech University where she teaches applied studies and directs ensembles such as "Apocalypso Now." She attended Texas State University and Texas Tech University for her undergraduate and graduate studies. Rogers received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in percussion performance from the University of Oklahoma. She released her first compact disc recording, Paint Me a Sky, in January 2000 for solo vibraphone. Currently, Rogers serves as President of the Percussive Society as well as Associate Research Editor for Percussive Notes. Rogers was the 2007-2008 recipient of the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award.

To contact Dr. Lisa Rogers, please email lisa.rogers@ttu.edu.

Eric Fried — Assistant to the Director

Eric FriedEric Fried, Associate Professor of Music and Assistant to the Director of the School of Music at Texas Tech University, earned music degrees from Indiana University, the University of Denver, and the University of Arizona. He currently serves as Assistant Concertmaster of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and served for fifteen years as music director and conductor of the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra. Prior to coming to Texas Tech, he served as orchestra director and professor of violin on the music faculties of Oklahoma State University and Hendrix College (AR).

During the summers of 1997 and 1998 he was assistant concertmaster of the Classical Music Festival Orchestra based in the Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt, Austria, and performing in numerous locations throughout Austria and Hungary. He also has served as concertmaster of the Arkansas Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Little Rock Chamber Orchestra, and the Arkansas Ballet and Opera orchestras. He was president-elect of the Oklahoma String Teachers Association immediately before accepting his position at Texas Tech. In addition, he has served as a conductor and clinician in numerous places throughout the country.

He has served as the chair of the Texas Division of the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition, and is currently chair of the TexASTA Young Artists Solo Competition. Dr. Fried has served as professor of music at the Texas Tech University Center in Seville, Spain multiple times since 2007, teaching a course on the music of Spain. Dr. Fried has published articles in American String Teacher, California Music Educator, College Music Society South Central Music Bulletin, and Upbeat (publication of the American Symphony Orchestra League).

To contact Dr. Eric Fried, please email eric.fried@ttu.edu.