Keith Dye, Ed.D.C.T., is currently the Interim Director and Professor of Music Education of the Texas Tech University School of Music. Dr. Dye holds the Doctor of Education in College Teaching of Music from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, a Master of Arts in Music Education from West Texas State University, Canyon, TX, and the Bachelor of Music Education from Morningside College, Sioux City, IA. Dr. Dye’s primary areas of research interest are music educator preparation and best practices, strategies for successful instructional engagement in adult education, and the effective use of online tools and resources in delivery of music instruction. He has been published in leading journals and frequently presents nationally on these topics. Dr. Dye is a member of the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy as well as a Service Learning Fellow. He was the recipient of the Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award in 2009.
In service to the music education community, Dr. Dye is a Past-President of the Texas Music Education Association (TMEA), the world’s largest music education organization with over 13,000 members. In that role, he served for 5 years on the Executive Board of TMEA and contributed a monthly column to The Southwestern Musician.
At Texas Tech University, Dr. Dye teaches undergraduate classes in Band Techniques of Instruction and Brass Instructional Methods. On the graduate level, Dr. Dye teaching includes Applications of Technology in Music Education, Psychology in Music, Instrumental Rehearsal Analysis, and Teaching Music in College. Formerly, Dr. Dye was Assistant Director of Bands working with all aspects of the athletic and concert band activities at TTU.
Dr. Dye serves as an instructional consultant to school districts and Fine Arts Directors in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Iowa and Nebraska. Formerly a public school band director, he has more than 35 years of successful experience at all levels of instruction. Dr. Dye’s ensembles have earned numerous awards and a reputation for a consistently high level of musical excellence. Most notably, the Texas Lutheran University Symphonic Winds was invited to perform at the 2003 Texas Music Educators Association Convention, marking the first and only time in the event’s modern history a small Texas University was awarded that opportunity.