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Dale E. Bazan, Ph.D. | Clinical Education Experiences

Dale E. Bazan, Ph.D. | Clinical Education Experiences


Dr. Dale Bazan is the coordinator of Clinical Experiences for the University of Nevada, Reno, where he oversees student teaching internships. He has presented at international, national, state, and local conferences on various topics related to teaching and research. His research interests include teacher preparation, teacher identity development, foundations of teaching, creative process, popular musicianship, and social justice. He has been published in journals such as The Bulletin of the Council of Research in Music EducationUpdate: Applications of Research in Music EducationResearch Perspectives in Music Education, and The Finnish Journal of Music Education. He has also served as an Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for Contributions to Music Education, The Journal of Music and DanceUrban Education, and Middle Grades Research Journal. Dr. Bazan is also an active performer and has conducted various bands and musicals in North America.

​​Before pursuing graduate studies, Dr. Bazan worked as an English/Language Arts/Drama teacher in Canada for five years and as a 5-12 Instrumental Music Teacher in Canada and the United States for 11 years. He has taught at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, University of Alaska Anchorage, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Additionally, he was involved in designing courses for online Masters of Music Education programs at Kent State University and the University of Florida.


  • Ph.D. in Music Education, Case Western Reserve University, 2007
  • M.M. in Music Education, University of Northern Iowa, 2004
  • B.Ed./B.Mus, University of Manitoba, 1995

Professional experience

  • 2019-2023: Coordinator of Music Education – University of Louisiana at Lafayette 
  • 2018-2019: Assistant Professor of Music – University of Alaska Anchorage
  • 2017-2018: Band Teacher – Chugiak High School (Chugiak, AK)
  • 2013- : Assistant Professor of Music Education – University of Florida 
  • 2010-2022: Assistant Professor of Music Education, Kent State University
  • 2007-2017: Associate Professor of Practice in Music Education & Coordinator of Music Field Experiences, University of Nebraska – Lincoln 
  • 2005-06: Lecturer of Music Technology, Case Western Reserve University 
  • 2001-2003: Band Teacher (Grades 9-12) – Ackley (AGWSR) High School (Ackley, IA)   
  • 2000-2001: Band Teacher (Grades 7-12) – Wapsie Valley Jr./Sr. High School (Fairbank, IA) 
  • 1997-2000: Band, Language Arts & Drama Teacher (Grades 7-9) – T.A. Norris Jr. High (Peace River, AB, Canada)
  • 1995-1997: Band & English Teacher (Grades 5-12) – Central Peace High School (Spirit River, AB, Canada)

Selected presentations

  • Bauer, W. I., & Bazan, D. E. (2021, May). Student perceptions of creating an online multimedia timeline to support and assess learning music history [Research paper]. 8th International Symposium of the International Society for Assessment in Music Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida and University of Music, Theatre, and Media, Hannover, Germany. 
  • Bazan, D. E. (2020, July). Arts and music education leadership: Transforming from the reactive to the positive and creative [Policy paper]. 2020 Biennial International Seminar of the Commission on Music Policy: Culture, Education, and Media, Helsinki, Finland. 
  • Bazan, D. E., & Bayley, J. G. (2016, July). Fostering independent musicianship in young musicians [Paper presentation]. 2016 Biennial World Conference of the International Society for Music Education, Glasgow, Scotland. 
  • Hellman, D., Bazan, D. E., Yukevich, P., & Fraser, A. (2016, July). Student teaching policies and practices in the United States [Research paper]. 2016 Biennial World Conference of the International Society for Music Education Biennial Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.  
  • Bazan, D. E. (2016, July).


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