Corin T. Overland

Associate Professor in Practice

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About Me


I've come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It's my personal approach that creates the climate. It's my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized. (Haim Ginott)


Corin Overland is Associate Professor of Professional Practice at the Frost School of Music, where he teaches courses in choral music education and choral conducting. He has over fifteen years of experience as a secondary vocal music teacher in both public and private settings and is frequently in demand for his work with early adolescent choral ensembles.

Dr. Overland specializes in the study of economic and labor issues pertaining to arts education, teacher evaluation, and the pedagogical approaches of for-profit music schools. His studies have appeared in the Journal of Research in Historical Music Education, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, College Music Symposium, Contributions to Music Education, and the Music Educators Journal. He has contributed chapters to Contemporary Research in Music Education: Learning Across the Lifespan and the 2016 International Yearbook on Research in Arts Education. In addition, he has been a content consultant for the State of Florida’s Performing Fine Arts Assessment music teacher evaluation system, and a peer reviewer for NAfME, AERA, and the International Yearbook on Arts Education (INRAE). Dr. Overland currently serves as the Associate Editor of the Music Educators Journal.

Dr. Overland received his B.A. in music education from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and holds teaching credentials in choral, instrumental, and general music. He earned his M.M. in choral conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and his Ph.D. in music education from Temple University.


Honors & Acknowledgements

Professional Experience

Career Highlights

  • Serves as the Associate Editor of the Music Educators Journal.
  • Presented research at Keokuk II: The MENC (NAfME) Centennial Celebration Conference in Keokuk, Iowa, the 6th International Music Research Conference in Vilnus, Lithuania, and the 10th International Conference for Research in Music Education in Bath, United Kingdom.

Honors, Awards & Competitions

  • Has conducted All-State and festival choruses in Minnesota, Maryland, Kansas, Hawaii, Oregon, Delaware, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.
  • Assistant Conductor: Kansas City Chorale 2000-2001


  • Research appears in the Journal of Research in Historical Music Education, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, College Music Symposium, and Contributions to Music Education.
  • Has had three sole authorship articles published in the Music Educators Journal. His most recent article, "Music Education, Inc." is in the top five most downloaded articles from that journal.
  • Authored chapters appear in Contemporary Research in Music Education: Learning Across the Lifespan (Routledge) and the 2016 International Yearbook on Research in Arts Education (Waxman-Verlag).
  • Choral compositions published by Alliance and Santa Barbara Music Publishing.