David Dockan

Assistant Professor of Music Education



David Dockan is currently a PhD candidate in music education at the University of Kentucky. His responsibilities include serving as a teaching assistant at the university, where he teaches classes on music in the elementary classroom, rehearses the community music ensembles of New Horizons, and supervises student teachers. He is an active clinician and writer on topics such as informal music learning, hip-hop, Orff Schulwerk, Modern Band, and popular media in the elementary classroom. He was recently published in the Music Educators Journal and invited to present at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) symposium in Helsinki, Finland. Prior to his time at Kentucky, Dockan received his BM from West Virginia University and his MM from Kent State University, and taught for five years in Prince George County Public Schools in Virginia. He is also a certified Orff Schulwerk teacher from the Eastman School of Music.


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