Linda A Hartley
Linda A. Hartley is Professor of Music at the University of Dayton where she serves as Program Director for Undergraduate and Graduate Music Education. She teaches a variety of music education courses, supervises student teachers, and advises music education students. Dr. Hartley was the recipient of the 2000 University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award, and the University of Dayton 2003 Outstanding Teacher Award. Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Service Sorority, presented Dr. Hartley with the 2008 Outstanding Service to Music Award.
Receiving her music education degrees from Bowling Green State University and Kent State University, Dr. Hartley instructed instrumental music for eight years in grades 5-12 in the Tallmadge City Schools (Ohio) where she also chaired the music department. For three years she supervised and taught instrumental music grades 5-8 at St. Patrick's Elementary School in Kent, Ohio. Prior to her appointment at UD in 1991, Dr. Hartley taught at Mount Union College and Virginia Tech.
Dr. Hartley is the liaison for a local elementary band program, where her music education students serve as primary instructors. In Fall 2000, Dr. Hartley began a band program on campus for senior adults ages 50 and over - the UD New Horizons Bands, where music education majors serve as instructors. This band performs for local events and was featured at sessions for the 2002 and 2007 Ohio Music Education Association State Conferences in Cincinnati and Columbus. The New Horizons program includes a Jazz Band, as well as several small ensembles. UD music education students assist as directors, private teachers, and small group coaches.
Dr. Hartley has served the Ohio Music Education Association as an elected member of the Board of Trustees, State Editor of Triad, District 12 President, State Advisor for the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association, Research Committee, Editorial Board for Contributions in Music Education research journal, Editorial Board member for the Triad, Higher Education Committee, and is the Advisor for the UD OCMEA chapter. She was Chair of the 2007 OMEA state music education conference in Columbus. She also serves as an adjudicator for OMEA solo and ensemble, and large group events. In addition, Dr. Hartley is an adjudicator for Music in the Parks National Festivals. She has been an adjudicator for the Kentucky Music Educators Association state concert band festival, and often gives clinic sessions and guest conducts for honors bands. Dr. Hartley is a member of National Association for Music Education, Ohio Music Education Association, International Society of Music Education, and the College Band Directors National Association. She recently served a 3-year elected appointment on the Board of Directors for New Horizons International Music Association.
Dr. Hartley is the 2011-13 Co-Chair for the Stander Symposium, a campus-wide annual academic symposium showcasing student research and performance. She is an elected member of the University Academic Senate, serving as chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee; and also serves on the University Faculty Board.
Recent Funded Grants
“Seniors Making Music”, Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (2010-2011). Co-writer.
"Exploration of Curricular Development and Redesign of Intercultural Music Course Offerings for the University", Learning Teaching Center Innovations Grant, University of Dayton, (December 2008-August 2009).
"Creating a World Music Ensemble Experience", University of Dayton, University of Dayton. (May 2008-April 2009). Co-writer.
"Developing Avenues to Strengthen the Summer-Only Graduate Student Experiences and Support Services", UD Graduate Program, University of Dayton. (May 15, 2008-September 15, 2008).
- Ph.D., Kent State University
- Master of Music, Kent State University
- Bachelor in Music Education, Bowling Green State University
- North Central MENC New Horizons Band. Ohio Music Education Association/MENC Regional Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio (January 2011)
- Bowling Green State University Middle School Honors Band. BGSU New Music Reading and Directors' Clinic, Bowling Green, Ohio (January 2011)
- New Horizons International Music Camp, Chautauqua, NY. (October 2010).
- New Horizons Music Camp, Chautauqua, NY. (October 2009).
University of Dayton Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Dayton, OH (April 2008).
New Horizons Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan. (June 2007).
Sanibel Island New Horizons Band, Florida, February 2007, February 2006, March 2005.
Dixie High School Concert Band, Ohio Music Education Association State Conference, 2005.
Darke County Fair Band Spectacular, Greenville, Ohio, August, 2004.
Tri State Honor Band Clinic, Morehead State University, November, 2004.
Pit orchestra conductor for Jane Eyre, community musical theatre production at Epiphany Lutheran Church - Centerville, July 2004.
- Senior adults making music – motivation, participation, benefits
- Value of large ensembles in schools
- Starting grade level of instrumental music
- Gender and ethnicity imbalance of college band directors
“New Horizons Senior Adult Music Education Programs: Contributions to Music Education and Opportunities for Initiating a New Horizons Ensemble.” July 2012 International Society for Music Education World Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.
“Ohio’s Value Added Accountability System and Teacher Merit Pay: Affects on Music Educators.” Co-presenters E. Duling, M. Durst, S. Edgar. 2012 Ohio Music Education Association State Conference, Columbus.
"Hiring Practices: Tradition, Current Practices, and Resolutions." Co-presenter P Holcomb. November 2010 annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music., Boston, MA.
"Balancing the Tipping Point in Music Education: Reincarnating Large Ensemble Instruction." Music Educators National Conference: Research in Music Education and Music Teacher Education. March 2010. Anaheim, CA.
"The First 100 Days: Keys to Successful Recruitment and Retention in Instrumental Music." Co-presenter J Delzell. Ohio Music Education Association State Conference. January 2010. Cincinnati, OH.
"Are Music Teachers Using the Standards?" Co-presenters E Duling, S Edgar. Ohio Music Education Association State Conference. January 2010. Cincinnati, OH
"Improvisation and Composition in Your Elementary and Middle School Instrumental Ensembles." Co-Presenter R. Nelson. Ohio Music Education Association State Conference. January 2010. Columbus, OH.
"The Future of the Large Instrumental Ensemble: Town Hall Debate." Co-presenters F Heuser, M Schmidt, M Weaver. Instrumental Music Teacher Educators Biennial Colloquium. May 2009. Mt. Sterling, OH.
"Music Teacher Education in Ohio: National, State and Higher Education Standards, Control and Politics" (February 2009). Co-presenter. Ohio Music Education Association, Columbus, OH.
"Women and Minorities in the Band Conducting Profession: "Past, Present, and Future" (December 2008). Co-presenter. Midwest International Band & Orchestra Clinic, Chicago, IL,
"The Relationship of Beginning Instructional Grade to String student Enrollment, Retention, and Musical Performance" (April 10, 2008). Music Educators National Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
"The Relationship of Beginning Instructional Grade to String student Enrollment, Retention, and Musical Performance." (February 2008). Co-presenter. Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference, Cincinnati, OH,
Teacher Education Panel: College Band Directors National Association conference. (March 2007). Ann Arbor, MI.
Contemporary Teaching Techniques: Oakwood City Schools In-service for music teachers. March, 2007. Oakwood, OH.
Tools for the Cooperating Teacher. Successful Results Teaching Beginning Band. With co-presenter Sara Studebaker. Ohio Music Education Association State Conference. February 2005. Cincinnati, OH.
Community Outreach Programs Utilizing Music Education Majors. Co-presentation with UD senior Alison Kohrmann. MENC National Biennial Conference. April 2004. Minneapolis, MN.
Female Band Directors Take Note: Does Gender Discrimination Still Exist? Ohio Music Education Association State Conference. February 2004. Columbus, OH.
Preparation for a Successful Student Teaching Experience. Ohio Music Education Association State Conference/MENC North Central Regional Conference. January 2003. Cleveland, OH.
Student Teaching: Make Your Experience Count. MENC Biennial National Conference. April 2002. Nashville, TN.
Beginning Band: In Time, In Tone, and In Tune. MENC Biennial National Conference. April 2002. Nashville, TN.
Expanding Our Teaching Field: Senior Adults as Beginners. Ohio Music Education Association State Conference. February 2002. Cincinnati, OH.
Beginning Band: Let's Get a Great Start. MENC Eastern Regional Conference. February 2001. Pittsburgh, PA.
Preparing Your Students for Their College Auditions. MENC Eastern Regional Conference. February 2001. Pittsburgh, PA.
Getting a Sound Start - Toning Up Your Beginning Band; Evaluating Students: Adding Weight to Your Ensemble Program; University Partnerships with Local Schools. Ohio Music Education Association State Conference. February 2001. Columbus, OH.
“What Color is Your Baton, Girl? Gender and Ethnicity in Band Conducting.” Co-author, D. Sheldon. Council for Research in Music Education. 2012, in press.
“Music Education Reform”. Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent. Contributor. SAGE Publications, Inc. March 2010.
"The Influence of Beginning Instructional Grade on String Student Enrollment, Retention, and Music Performance." Co-author Dr. Ann Porter. Journal of Research in Music Education. January 2009.
Teaching Music Through Performance in Beginning Band, Vol. 2. Contributing author and research associate for “Chippewa Lullaby” by Anne McGinty. GIA Publishing Co. 2007.
"String Instruction: Some Fact, Some Mystery." Triad, Vol. 73, no. 6. 2006.
"Holiday Reading for Instrumental Music Teachers." With co-author E. Wiltshire. The Instrumentalist. 2005.
"Senior Adults: A Whole New Population of Music Students." Triad, Vol. LXXI, no. 6.
“Senior Adults: A Whole New Population of Music Students”, Triad (OMEA state journal), Vol. LXXI, No. 6. May 2004.
Teaching Music Through Performance in Band: Marches: Research guide on Fred Jewell's Quality Plus March. GIA publication. 2003.
“Accepting a Student Teacher – What it Takes to be Ready”, Triad. Vol. LXXI, No. 2, pp. 31-34. November 2003.
"The Growth From One Small Band to a Full Program in 32 Years." The Instrumentalist. March,Vol. 56, No. 8, pp. 16-19. 2002.
"Books on Jazz Pedagogy." The Instrumentalist. With co-author T. Pompei. April, Vol. 55, No. 8, pp. 44-46. 2000. "What Works with Young Bands." Triad. November. Vol. 68, No. 2, p. 27. 2001.
"Summer Reading for Directors." The Instrumentalist. With co-author D. Woike. July. Vol. 54, No. 12, pp. 28-32. 2000.