Dr. Paige Rose is Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Central Arkansas, where she is working to bring greater visibility to the outstanding music programs, faculty, and students. She is also an Associate Professor of Music Education, and has taught Elementary Methods, Instrumental Methods, and various technology, internship, and graduate courses. She has supervised interns and served as a mentor for honors thesis students. Dr. Rose currently teaches part of the Advanced Conducting course and instructs the general recital course. As a former band director and Orff certified teacher, Dr. Rose often presents sessions on music instruction. Her research interests include the relationship between music and motor skills, as well as interactive learning. Her research has appeared in International Journal of Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Texas Music Education Research, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. She has also authored lesson plans for VH1’s Cable in the Classroom.
Dr. Rose completed her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Louisiana State University, serving as a percussionist and drumline section leader. She also 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. Following her public teaching, she obtained a Master of Music Education degree from McNeese State University and a Ph.D. in music education from LSU, where she studied with Dr. James Byo. Dr. Rose is currently the Immediate Past President of the Arkansas Music Educators Association.