Position: Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs; Charlotte A. & Verne E. Collins Endowed Professorship; Associate Professor, Music Education
Location: Ruebush Hall, Room 108
Phone: (540) 545-7349
Employed Since: 2006
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
Jeffrey Marlatt is Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and a member of the music education faculty at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. He joined the conservatory 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.
Dr. Marlatt is passionate about music teaching and learning and strives to be a better teacher every day. As Associate Dean, he supports the work of over 100 faculty members and serves the academic and artistic mission of the conservatory by overseeing 26 degree programs in music, theatre and dance.
Dr. Marlatt is an active clinician, conductor, and adjudicator and has appeared as a presenter at state, regional, national and international music education conferences. His research interests include musical identities, music teacher education and the practice of assessment.
B.M., Butler University; M.M., Northwestern University; Ph.D., Temple University
“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.” – John Dewey (1859–1952)
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.
Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. NAfME’s activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.
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.