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Dr. Susan Harvey

Department Chair & Associate Professor of Music, Music Education
Office: FA C117F

Phone (940) 397-4502
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Susan Harvey

Susan Harvey earned a Bachelor of Music from James Madison University, a Master of Arts in Education from Virginia Tech, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Shenandoah University. Currently she is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at Midwestern State University (MSU) in Wichita Falls, Texas.  At MSU Dr. Harvey teaches music education courses to both general education students and music majors. She is Director of the MSU Summer Kodály Institute, which offers graduate music education courses. Dr. Harvey is the Conductor of the Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Harvey collectively taught twenty years of public school music in Buena Vista, Rockbridge County, and Covington, Virginia. She taught elementary music and instrumental and choral music at the secondary level. Her ensembles consistently earned superior ratings at festivals. While at Parry McCluer Middle School in Buena Vista, her students performed at the Virginia Music Educators Association Conference in Norfolk, Virginia and at the Organization of American Kodály Educators National Conference in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Harvey has presented workshops on the topics of assessment in music education, intonation in band, practice strategies for instrumentalists, and implementation of Kodály in the instrumental and elementary classroom. She is an active clinician, guest conductor, judge, and freelance trumpet performer. As a performer, Dr. Harvey was a member of the 2007 National Champion Massanutten Brass Band from Harrisonburg, Virginia and has performed as a member of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra in North Manchester, Indiana.