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Dawn McCord

Dawn McCord, D.M.A

Associate Professor of Music Education & Organ

Phone: 678-839-6266 | Fax: 678-839-6259


Office: Humanities Building 233


Dr. Dawn McCord came to the University of West Georgia from the University of Southern Illinois, where she was an assistant professor. Dr. McCord received her undergraduate degree from Florida State University, her M.M. in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University, and her doctorate in Music Education/Choral Conducting from the University of Georgia. She has been an active choir director and organist for years. Dr. McCord has taught in the public schools of Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida, and received numerous awards for her activities. From 1991- 1999 she was on the faculty of Brenau University where she taught music education, conducted the chorus, and supervised student teachers, as well as serving as one of the co-directors of the Firespark! program there.

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • MUSC-1401 (Aural Skills I)    
    • MUSC-1402 (Aural Skills II)    
    • MUSC-2502 (Keyboard Skills IV)    
    • MUSC-3900 (Music in Elementary Schools)    
    • MUSC-4000 (Music in Secondary Schools)    
    • MUSC-4011 (Choral Methods and Materials)    
    • MUSC-4186 (Teaching Internship)    
    • MUSC-4187 (Teaching Internship)    
    • MUSC-4188 (Teaching Internship)    
    • MUSC-4610B (Secondary Applied: Organ)    
    • MUSC-6083 (Research Methods and Materials)    
    • MUSC-6110 (Hist & Philosophy of Music Ed)    
    • MUSC-6120 (Factors of Musical Learning)    
    • MUSC-6184 (Seminar in Music Education)    
    • MUSC-6999 (Thesis in Music)