Linda A Hartley

Contact Information

  • Phone: 937-229-3232
  • Location: FH 459

Linda A Hartley

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Learning, School of Education and Health Sciences; Professor of Music, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Full-Time Faculty


Linda A. Hartley is Professor of Music at the University of Dayton and serves as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Learning in the School of Education and Health Sciences. 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 for senior adults ages 50 and over - the UD New Horizons Bands, in which music education majors serve as instructors.

Awards & Honors

  • University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award
  • University of Dayton Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Outstanding Service to Music Award, Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Service Sorority
  • Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Faculty Excellence Award
  • Hall of Fame Cultural and Performing Arts Alumni Award, Ravenna High School (Ohio)
  • University of Dayton Global Education Seminar participant (South America)
  • University of Dayton e-Learning Fellow
  • University of Dayton Teaching Fellow

Courses Taught

  • ASI 150: Introduction to the University Experience
  • MUS 202: Professional Development Workshop
  • MUS 231: Introduction to Music Education
  • MUS 232: Integrating the Arts: Music
  • MUS 238: Woodwind Laboratory
  • MUS 332: Instrumental Music Methods
  • MUS 336: Woodwind Pedagogy
  • MUS 390: Marching Band, University Concert Band, Pep Band, chamber ensembles
  • MUS 399: Applied performance studies
  • MUS 430: Jazz Pedagogy
  • MUS 431: Marching Band Pedagogy
  • EDT 479: Student Teacher Supervision, Student Teaching Seminar
  • MUS 531: Foundations and Current Issues in Music Education
  • MUS 560: Special Topics for graduate students
  • EDT 662: Graduate Thesis


  • Ph.D., Kent State University
  • Master of Music, Kent State University
  • Bachelor in Music Education, Bowling Green State University

Professional Activities

  • University of Dayton New Horizons Music Program Director: geared toward senior adults learning to play an instrument; collaboration with UD music education program; ex-officio member of UD Executive Board
  • Ohio Music Education Association: positions held have included elected member of the Board of Trustees, State Editor of Triad, Chair of 2007 Professional Development State Conference, District 12 President, State Advisor for the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (OCMEA), Research Committee, Editorial Board for Contributions in Music Education research journal, Editorial Board member for the Triad, Higher Education Committee, and Advisor for the UD OCMEA chapter
  • Presenter: professional associations
  • Consultant: school music programs
  • Adjudicator: instrumental music events
  • Clinician/conductor

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • Ohio Association of Teacher Educators
  • National Association for Music Education
  • Ohio Music Education Association
  • International Society of Music Education
  • College Music Society
  • New Horizons International Music Association
  • College Band Directors National Association

Research Interests

  • Senior adults making music – motivation, participation, benefits
  • Starting grade level of instrumental music
  • Gender and ethnicity imbalance of college band directors


Dr. Hartley’s publications can be found in:

  • Journal of Research in Music Education
  • Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education
  • Contributions to Music Education
  • Journal of Band Research
  • Ohio Music Education Association Triad
  • The Instrumentalist
  • Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent
  • Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Marches, R. Miles, editor
  • Musicianship-Focused Curriculum and Assessment, C. Conway, editor