Evelyn K. Orman

Evelyn K. Orman
Interim Associate Dean for Research (CoA+A); Professor of Music Education
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Currently a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Society for Research in Music Education Executive Committee (2018-2024), Dr. Orman is widely recognized as one of the top scholars in the world in the field of music education. From 2012-2018, she served as the United States Commissioner for the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Research Commission and was Chair of the Research Commission from 2016-2018. Recently, she served as a member of a Scientific Research Review Panel for the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is a past member of the editorial boards of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education and the Journal of Research in Music Education. Dr. Orman is author of the seminal studies in refereed research journals investigating the use of immersive virtual reality to enhance music teaching and learning. Her research appears in leading peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Distance EducationJournal of Band ResearchJournal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Music Therapy, Journal of Research in Music Education, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. She regularly presents her research at national and international conferences including the National Association for Music Education, the Clifford K. Madsen International Symposium on Research in Music Behavior, and the International Society for Music Education Research Commission Seminar and World Conference. 

Dr. Orman has served as a Director of Bands at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. Her previous university posts include positions at the University of West Alabama, George Mason University, Louisiana State University as the Julian R. & Sidney Nicolle Carruth Professor of Music Education, and 2015-2017 Distinguished Professor of Music Education at UNC Charlotte.