Music Education

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Music Education - Program

Western Illinois University offers an exciting program in music education that develops artistic musicians who are thoughtful, knowledgeable educators. Focused coursework, practical teaching experiences, and a caring community among students and faculty will help you become an effective educator motivated and inspired to positively affect the lives of every student you teach through music.

Video Message from Dr. Richard Cangro

Music Education - Faculty


Richard Cangro, Ph.D.
Music Education Coordinator
Browne 203


Mike Fansler, Ed.D.
Director, WIU Bands, Wind Ensemble
Sallee 206


Jason Hawkins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Choral Music Education
Sallee 200

anneliese land

Anneliese Land
Instructor, Recruitment,
Retention, and Admissions Coordinator
Music Education
Browne 121


Matt Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Associate Director of Bands
Sallee 204D


Brian J. Winnie, D.M.A.
Associate Professor
Director of Choral Studies
Sallee 202

Gina Yi

Gina Yi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Music Education
Browne 208

Contact Director of Music Education

Dr. Richard Cangro
Professor, Music Education Coordinator
Browne 203
(309) 298-3114

Music Education - Resources