Collegiate Affiliation

Associate Professor: Music Education

Keitha Lucas Hamann, choral music education specialist, teaches undergraduate and graduate music education courses and supervises student teachers. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Minnesota in 2001, Hamann was Associate Professor of Music Education at Kent State University where she also served as Coordinator of Graduate Studies. She has also taught at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

An active researcher whose primary interests are music assessment and the development of sight singing skill, Hamann's articles have appeared in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, the Southeastern Journal of Music Education, the Journal of Band Research, the Journal of String Research and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. She has presented research nationally at the MENC National In-Service Conference and the Southeastern Music Education Symposium, and at Ohio and Pennsylvania State Music Education Conventions. Also a clinician, Hamann has presented workshops in the eastern United States.

Hamann earned a BM degree from Western Michigan University in 1981 and then moved to Texas where she taught middle school choral music in the Brownsville Independent School District for seven years. She earned an MM degree from the University of North Texas in 1988 and a Ph. D. in Music Education from the University of Miami (FL) in 1991.

Hamann is a member of National Association for Music Education (MENC), Minnesota Music Education Association, Society for Research in Music Education, Council for Research in Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, Minnesota Choral Directors Association, VoiceCare Network and Pi Kappa Lambda.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Music Education, University of Miami, 1991 - none
  • M.M.Ed: Music Education, University of North Texas, 1988 - none
  • B.M.Ed: Music Education, Western Michigan University, 1981 - none


  • rural music education
  • arts assessment
  • history of music education
  • music teacher development
  • sight singing
  • middle level music education
  • choral music education