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Don Crowe

Don Crowe


Professor Emeritus of Music

Office Building

The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center



Mailing Address

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center 127
School of Performing Arts-Box 2830
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Dr. Crowe came to SDSU in 1995. He teaches the Music Department's First Year Seminar and courses in the Music Industry, Methods and Materials of Instrumental Music Teaching, Technology for Music Educators and Supervision of School Music Programs. He also teaches Applied Trombone and supervises field experience and student teachers in music. Dr. Crowe earned the B.M. in Music Education from Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina and an M.M. in Music Theory from Florida State University, Tallahassee. He received the D.M.A. in Music Education with a minor in Wind Conducting from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in 1994. Dr. Crowe has presented at the national conferences of the Society of Music Instructional Technology and National Association for Music Education, and has served as a judge and clinician in Georgia, Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Dr. Crowe is former president of South Dakota Music Educators Association and is also a member of the National Association for Music Education, South Dakota Bandmasters, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity, and Phi Beta Mu, the national honorary band fraternity.

Academic Interests

Music Teacher Preparation, Technology in Music Education

Instrumental - (Music Ed, Low Brass)

Academic Responsibilities

Music Education, Music Industry, Music Education Field Experience and Student Teaching, Music Industry Internships, Trombone, Brass Pedagogy, First Year Seminar in Music

Committee Activities

Teacher Education Faculty: Music Department Curriculum & Assessment, Music Department Promotion/Tenure, Music Conference

Awards and Honors

Phi Beta Kappa: Phi Kappa Phi


Mark of Academic Excellence Grant for Classroom Technology

Professional Memberships

South Dakota Bandmasters, National Association for Music Education, South Dakota Music Educators Association, College Music Society

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Ball State University: Director of Instrumental Studies/ Band and Orchestra Director, Southwest Baptist University: Band Director, Gainesville (Georgia) Schools: Band Director, Woodmont Middle/High School, Piedmont and Ellen Woodside Elementary Schools (Greenville County, South Carolina)

Area(s) of Research

Research in Music Education