Texas Tech University

Keith G. Dye

Professor of Music Education

Email: keith.dye@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-2497

Office: Room 247A

Keith G. Dye

Keith Dye is Professor of Music Education at Texas Tech University. 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 assessment and documentation of music learning, 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 all of these topics.

At Texas Tech University, Dr. Dye is a member of the Teaching Academy as well as a Service Learning Fellow. Dr. Dye teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in a variety of subjects including Band Techniques of Instruction, Instrument Instructional Methods, Applications of Technology in Music Education, Instrumental Rehearsal Analysis, and Teaching Music in College. He served in administrative capacities for five years first as Associate Dean and then as Interim Director of the School of Music. He was the recipient of the Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award in 2009. Formerly, Dr. Dye was Assistant Director of Bands working with all aspects of the athletic and concert band activities at TTU.

In service to the music education community, Dr. Dye is a Past President and Past College Division Vice-President of the Texas Music Education Association (TMEA), the world's largest music education organization with over 15,000 members. In this capacity he served five years on the Executive Board of TMEA and helped organize and administer the annual state conventions with over 30,000 in attendance annually. He is also in demand as a music educational consultant and works with leading music education companies including the Music Sales Group, Warwick Music and Live Music Tutor in developing and enhancing their online educational platforms and instructional content.

Dr. Dye serves as an instructional advisor to school districts and music programs in Texas and maintains activity as a performance adjudicator through the Texas Music Adjudicators' Association. A public school band director for 19 years, he has more than 40 years of successful experience with musical groups and music instructional leaders on all levels of instruction. He Maintains an active schedule of presenting clinics on a wide variety of music education instructional techniques and strategies, crucial topics, and best practices for school districts, as well as at state and national conferences.

As a conductor, Dr. Dye's ensembles earned numerous awards and a reputation for a consistently high level of musical excellence. 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.