School of Music

Mary Carlson


Mary C. Carlson, Professor and Director of Graduate Music Education in the Nazareth College School of Music, 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.

School of Music Responsibilities

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


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