Director - University Teaching & Learning Commons
Music - Music Education
134 McIver Building
David J. Teachout is Professor of Music Education and former Head of the Music Education Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). After arriving at UNCG he led a substantial curricular reform initiative for the Bachelor of Music degree program in Music Education. He also served as Institutional Representative for UNCG to the National Association for Schools of Music (NASM) and was responsible for authoring the NASM self-study report for UNCG’s 2014-2015 accreditation renewal process. Dr. Teachout’s research interest is in music teacher development. His work has been presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences (in Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), and published in Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, Arts Education Policy Review, Journal of Music Teacher Education, and in numerous other journals and symposium proceedings. Additionally, he is co-author of The Journey from Music Student to Teacher: A Professional Approach, published by Routledge. Dr. Teachout was co-principle investigator for a $374,000 National Science Foundation grant funded to develop interdisciplinary teaching modules for grades 2-5 that explore natural intersections between science and music. Further, Dr. Teachout serves on the editorial review boards for Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education and Research Issues in Music Education, and on the national advisory board for Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education. He is past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE) and served as the SMTE Symposium Chair. As such, he was responsible for hosting the SMTE Symposium on Music Teacher Education from 2005 through 2015. In August 2015, Dr. Teachout assumed the position as Director of UNCG’s University Teaching and Learning Commons, which is responsible for providing faculty with research-based programs and services that promote effective teaching and cultivate student academic success across the university.