Dale E. Bazan
Dale E. BazanAssociate Professor of Practice, Instrumental Music Education and Coordinator of Music Field Experiences
Area of Focus: Music Education
Dr. Dale E. Bazan is currently Associate Professor of Practice in Music Education and Coordinator of Music Field Experiences at University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL). He holds Bachelors of Music and Bachelors of Education degrees from the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada), Masters of Music in Instrumental Music Education from University of Northern Iowa, and Ph.D. in Music Education from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to his appointment at UNL, he developed the online masters courses American Vernacular Music for University of Florida and Technology in Music Education for Kent State University.
Dr. Bazan's research and teaching interests include adolescent learning, social justice, creative process, and teacher education. He has presented internationally including at conferences of the International Society for Music Education (ISME), American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and state conferences throughout Canada and the United States. His research appears in The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Advances in Music Education Research, Contributions to Music Education, and Visions of Research in Music Education. Dr. Bazan’s most recent studies have focused on social justice, popular musicianship, and music teacher development. In addition to his peer-reviewed writing and international presenting, he served as editorial assistant for Contributions to Music Education and Research Chair for Nebraska Music Educators Association. He currently serves as a reviewer for Middle Grades Research Journal, Urban Education, The Journal of Music and Dance, and American Educational Research Association Conference.
Dr. Bazan taught grades 5-12 band in Alberta (Canada), Iowa, and Ohio (USA) over 10 years and has been a guest conductor and clinician for concert and jazz bands throughout North America. His high school and junior high bands also received numerous awards. He studied wind band conducting and literature with Gary Ciepluch, Rod Chesnutt, Ronald Johnson, Richard Gillis, and Paul Paterson, jazz saxophone with Chris Merz, Walle Larsson, Ken Gold, Bill Prouten, and Bill Spornitz, and classical saxophone with Dale Stammen and Ross Ingstrup. He served on the Alberta and Canadian Band Association Boards of Directors, including as Vice President of the Alberta Band Association (ABA). Dr. Bazan was also Assistant Band Director of the Grande Prairie Marching Band, which toured Australia and New Zealand and qualified for the World Marching Championship in Potsdam, Germany (WAMSB). As a saxophonist, rock guitarist, and songwriter he has performed internationally in a variety of genres, and especially enjoys improvisation and songwriting.