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David M. Royse, coordinator and associate professor of music education in UT’s School of Music, is one of nine music faculty members nationwide chosen to participate in the CMS-NAMM Summer Fellows Program for Music Faculty.

David M. Royse

The program is designed to introduce music faculty to professions in the music industry, giving them background to better prepare students for careers as 21st-century musicians.

A partnership between the College Music Society and the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, the program will take place on Thursday, July 13, in Nashville, concurrent with Summer NAMM.

Royse teaches graduate courses in research and foundations of music education and undergraduate courses in instrumental music education. He was the recipient of the 2012 UT School of Music Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award and a 2004 UT Citation for Excellence in Advising.



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