Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Music Education
Paige Rose, is currently serving as Interim Chair of the Department of Music and is an Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Central Arkansas. She completed her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Louisiana State University, and performed as a percussionist with Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps. She served as director of bands and instructor of fine arts survey in Louisiana, and was recognized as the Jeff Davis Parish “Arts Teacher of the Year” in 1997. Dr. Rose completed the Master of Music Education degree from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and received her Ph.D. in music education from LSU, studying with Dr. James Byo.
At UCA Dr. Rose teaches Elementary Methods, Secondary Instrumental Methods, Education as a Profession, Music Education Technology, and various internship and graduate courses. Her research interests include music and motor skill development, as well as the social and therapeutic applications of music. Dr. Rose’s research has appeared in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education, and Texas Music Education Research. She has authored lesson plans for VH1’s Cable in the Classroom and frequently presents workshops on technology, elementary music teaching, and rehearsal strategies. Dr. Rose is currently President of the Arkansas Music Educators Association and is a member of the Arkansas Arts Educators Consortium.