Music Department

Mary Carlson

Contact Information

Mary C. Carlson

Mary C. Carlson

Professor / Director of Music Education in Music
585-389-2697
mcarlso3@naz.edu
Music House A2

Biography

Mary C. Carlson, Professor and Director of Graduate Music Education in the Nazareth College Music Department, received her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a concentration in the areas of Music Education, Wind Conducting, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Carlson taught instrumental music in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and completed the prestigious Calgary Conducting Diploma program where she studied conducting with Frank Battisti, Eugene Corporon, John Paynter, Donald Hunsberger, and Craig Kirchoff. In addition to coordinating the Graduate Music Education program, Dr. Carlson's duties at Nazareth include teaching undergraduate and graduate music education courses, and supervising student teachers.

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Graduate Music Education Director
  • Program Director for Graduate Music Education
  • Curriculum Design in Music
  • Foundations of Music Education
  • Band Technique and Literature
  • Secondary Music Education Methods
  • Student Teacher Supervisor

Education

  • University of Missouri-Columbia, M.Ed., Ph.D.
  • Moorhead State University, B.S.