Dawn Farmer

Faculty Profiles

Dawn Farmer

Visiting Assistant Professor


PhD, Arizona State University
MA, University of Maryland
BM, University of Arizona

Research Interests 

  • Urban music education
  • Community music making
  • Adult music education
  • Women in music
  • Foucault and power

Courses Recently Taught 

  • MUS 100: Recital-forum
  • MUS 119: Percussion
  • MUS 241: Music appreciation
  • MUS 251: Woodwind techniques
  • MUS 255: Percussion techniques
  • MUS 351: Elementary music methods
  • MUS 453: Secondary music methods
  • EDUC 213: American mosaic: intermediate arts
  • EDUC 476: Student teaching elementary, middle, and secondary school

Professional Experience 

  • Elementary, middle, high school, and college band instructor
  • Elementary and middle school orchestra instructor
  • Middle school general music and guitar instructor
  • University of Maryland, Arizona State University, Boise State University, and the University of Oklahoma, faculty
  • Treasure Valley Concert Band, the Arizona Wind Symphony, and the Santa Monica College Community Band, performer

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • "The Women of the American Bandmasters Association: The Few, the Proud, the Diligent." Paper presented at the Feminist Theory and Music Conference, Phoenix, AZ, September 2011.
  • "The Concerns of Beginning Music Teachers and Formal Mentor Programs." Paper presented at the National Symposium on Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC, September 2011.
  • "Citation Accuracy In Music Education Research." Poster presented at the 51st MENC Eastern Division Biennial In-Service Conference, Providence, RI, March 2009.

Professional Memberships 

Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, 1997 - present
Mensa International High IQ Society
National Association for Music Education
Indiana Music Educators Association
Kappa Kapps Psi National Band Fraternity
Women Band Directors International
Maryland Music Educators Association
Society for Music Teacher Educators