Professor of Music Education; Chair, Graduate Programs, Hartt Summerterm
Dee joined the faculty at The Hartt School in the fall of 2006. As Chair of Graduate Studies, she advises over 65 masters and doctoral students. Additionally, she directs the Hartt Summerterm program and the Summers-Only Masters degree program. In Connecticut, she has served on the Executive Board of The Connecticut Music Educators Association and co-chaired the pre-pilot of the CT Music Performance Assessments initiative. She was an associate professor at Baker University in Kansas 2002-2006 and served as
the Fine Arts Consultant for the Kansas State Department of Education from 1994-2002. She served as a music consultant for The Wolf Trap Foundation's stART smART program in Washington, D.C. and a trainer for the U.S.Department of Education. She was President of the Kansas Music Educators Association and co-founded the Kansas Citizens for the Arts, a state-wide grass-roots arts advocacy organization. Dee has extensive service on national advisory boards and is a national and international guest scholar. MENC published her book, The Handbook for Music Supervisors,
in 2001 and The Music and Literacy Connection
in April, 2004 which she co-authored. This recognized book has brought clarity to the links between text reading skills and music learning. Her publications are found in The Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Teaching Music, The International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, The North Central Association Journal of School Improvement
In 2009, Dee received the Innovations in Teaching Award from the University of Hartford. Dee is the 2006 recipient of the Governor's Arts Award for Arts Advocacy in Kansas and the 2007 Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City Alumnus of the Year. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.