Music

Music Education Faculty

Welcome to Music Education at the University of Evansville! I'm pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in music education, a career that can make a significant difference in children's lives. Allow me to mention a few facts about your music education experience at UE that make it unique from many other universities.

First, our program emphasizes early hands-on experience in the classroom by placing you in multiple field experiences beginning your freshman year. Second, we firmly believe that you need to be a skilled musician in order to succeed as a teacher so we include performance as a critical component in our curriculum.  Our students study applied music for four years, play regularly on recitals, and perform a senior solo recital. In addition you will perform in a wide variety of ensemble experiences.

You may specialize in either Vocal or Instrumental Music Education or choose to combine both. A five-year program allows you to graduate with both Music Education and Music Therapy degrees. There's even the option of adding a Jazz Certificate and Suzuki Pedagogy Certificate for those who seek additional professional training.

My colleagues and I bring an energy and commitment to providing you with a quality music education experience - from classroom methods courses all the way to supervising your student teaching. Our goal is for you to be passionate about teaching, to be confident that you are well prepared when you graduate, and for you to know that we will continue to mentor you throughout your career.

We look forward to meeting you when you attend an upcoming Open House, schedule a campus visit, or audition for the department. For more information, feel free to contact us at 800-423-8633, ext. 2742 or fill in the online form.

- Dr. Dennis Malfatti, Associate Professor of Music


Dennis Malfatti

Dr. Dennis Malfatti

Associate Professor/Music & Director Choral Activities
Krannert Hall - Fine Arts 104B
812-488-2879