Jeffrey Marlatt

Assistant Dean for Assessment; Charlotte A. & Verne E. Collins Endowed Professorship; Director of Music Education; Associate Professor, Music Education

Conservatory Academics

Ruebush 216


Faculty Member since 2006

"The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action."John Dewey (1859-1952)

Teaching Area:

Music Education


Shenandoah Singers


B.M., Butler University; M.M., Northwestern University; Ph.D., Temple University

Professional Highlights

  • Dr. Jeffrey H. Marlatt is Associate Professor of Music (Music Education) and Director of Music Education at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate level choral/general music methods courses and music research courses.
  • He joins the Conservatory faculty after eighteen years of teaching in elementary, middle school, high school, and collegiate music programs in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. His teaching includes both public and independent school settings.
  • In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Marlatt also directs Shenandoah Singers. Shenandoah Singers is a dynamic vocal group designed for students interested in studying repertoire drawn from the popular music tradition. This select ensemble of 8 to 12 singers performs an eclectic repertoire of a cappella jazz, pop, and world music.
  • Dr. Marlatt also serves as faculty advisor for SCMENC (Shenandoah Conservatory Music Educators National Conference). SCMENC enjoys a rich history of supporting music learning and music teaching within the Conservatory. MENC: The National Association for Music Education has recognized SCMENC as a Chapter of Excellence winner on several occasions.
  • Dr. Marlatt is an active clinician, conductor, and adjudicator and has appeared as a presenter at state, regional, and national music education conferences. His research interests include musical identities and music teacher education. Dr. Marlatt currently serves on the Advisory Board for MEJ (Music Educators Journal).

National Association for Music Education (MENC)
MENC, among the world'slargest arts education organizations, marked its centennial in 2007 as the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. Through membership of more than 75,000 active, retired, and pre-service music teachers, and with 60,000 honor students and supporters, MENC serves millions of students nationwide through activities at all teaching levels, from preschool to graduate school.

American Choral Directors Association
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music's position in American society.