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Dr. Pattye J. Casarow

Professor of Music,
Chair, Department of Music

Degrees Earned

B.S. Grand Canyon University, 1989, Music Education
M.M. Arizona State University, 1997, Choral Music Education
D.M.A. Arizona State University, 2002, Choral Conducting
Kodály Certified
Orff Levels I, II, and III

Courses Taught

Bell Choir
Choral Conducting
Choral Literature
Concert Choir
Introduction to the Fine Arts
Methods of Teaching Elementary Music
Methods of Teaching Secondary Music
Piano Pedagogy and Literature
Private Piano
Private Voice
Teaching Art and Music in the Elementary Classroom

Teaching and Professional Experience

2002-Present Clearwater Christian College
2001-2002 Arizona State University (Choral Adm Asst)
2000-2001 Arizona State University (Teaching Asst)
1989-2000 Mission Christian School (Phoenix, AZ)
1984-1989 Maranatha Baptist Academy (Glendale, AZ)
1982-1984 Madison Avenue Baptist Acad. (Patterson, NJ)
1981-1982 Forrest Hills Christian School (Decatur, GA)
1976-Present Private Piano and Voice Instruction


American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA)
Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE)
American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR)


International Travel with Handbells Overtones - Jan Feb 2014

Workshop Resources

Achieving a Better Choral Sound (Handout)

Assessment in the Choral Classroom (Handout)

Building High School Choral Leaders (Handout)

Enriching the Elementary Classroom with Folk Song and Movement

Exploring Kodaly Philosophies, Materials, and Pedagogy (Resource Packet)

Handbells for Every School (Handout)

I’ve Got…Who’s Got…Rhythm Game (Handout)

Listen and Move with Manipulatives

Music and Movement: Enhancing Learning Across the Curriculum (Handout)

101 Ways to Enrich Your Teaching With the Arts (Handout)

101 Ways to Enrich Your Teaching With the Arts (Appendix)

Orff for the Music Classroom Part I

Score Preparation for Efficient Rehearsals and Successful Performances (Handout)

Steps to Successful Part Singing (Handout)

Teaching Sight Singing in the Choral Rehearsal (Handout)

The Singer's Special Gift Text (Handout)

Uniting Orff and Kodaly (Resource Packet)

Working with the Male and Female Changing Voice (Handout)

"Music is such an incredible gift of God. It enriches our lives, feeds our souls, and allows us to praise our God in ways no other communication allows. I can't imagine life without music. I'm so thankful for all the references to music in Scripture. Indeed, God's Word validates both vocal and instrumental music and its overseers.

My students are also called to the ministry of music as I am. They too love to share the joy and gift of music with others. My career passion is to equip our students with the tools needed to be the best music teachers they can be, thus impacting eternity."

Interests: sewing, hiking, biking

Contact Information:
727-726-1153 ext. 261