Paul BroomheadProfessor

    Division: Music Education
    E-556 HFAC
    Phone: 801-422-3315


    Paul Broomhead received a PhD in Music Education from the University of Washington in 1999. He has taught Jr. High and High School choir and general music and now teaches collegiate music education. He is the author of the book “What is Music Literacy?” and has served as co-editor and contributing author for the books “Arts Education and Literacies” and “(Re)Imagining Content-Area Literacy Instruction.” He has published a broad assortment of research and opinion articles in the International Journal of Music Education, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Music Educators Journal, Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Teaching Music, UpdateContributions to Music Education, Reading Psychology, and Teacher Development. He has served the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) as national Chair of the Instructional Strategies SRIG and as Collegiate Chair for the Western Division. In Utah, he served as Higher Education Vice President of Utah Music Educators Association.

    Dr. Broomhead has been an invited guest conductor in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and has presented and at national conventions such as Music Educators National Conference, American Association of Higher Education, American Educator’s Research Association, Literacy Research Association (National Reading Conference), and College Reading Association. His teaching responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate classes such as, Exploration of Music Teaching, Student Teaching Seminar, Philosophy of Music, Music Education Research, and Score Preparation/Conducting. Still an educator at heart, Dr. Broomhead’s favorite teaching assignment is conducting one of the un-auditioned choirs at BYU.

    PhD, Music Education, University of Washington, 1999
    MM, Music Education, Brigham Young University, 1990
    BM, Music Education, Brigham Young University, 1987

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