Dr. Patricia Nelson

Associate Professor of Music Education
Office Location Raley Chapel, 112
Phone (Office) 405.585.4326
OBU Mailbox # 61276
Email patricia.nelson@okbu.edu

Biography

Dr. Nelson is a life long music educator working with students from Preschool through Adults. She has taught public school music, private piano and organ lessons, worked as a choir director, coordinator, organist and academy director in churches in Texas and taught at the university level. Patty holds a valid all-level music teaching certificate in Texas and is Orff certified.

Patty and her husband, Ed, have 2 grown children and a granddaughter. Their daughter, Michal and her husband Nathan, are both music educators and are the proud parents of Ruthie. They live in Waco , TX. Their son Tres, who served 4 years in the Marine Corps., and his wife Gaeten live and work in San Antonio, TX.

Education

  • B.A. Trinity University
  • M.M. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ed.D. Baylor University
    Dissertation: Piano Curriculum: What Teachers Are Using and How It Aligns with Jerome Bruner's Enactive, Iconic, and Symbolic Learning Theory

Subjects Taught

  • Music Education
  • Worship Studies
  • Fine Arts

Professional Memberships

  • National Association for Music Educators
  • Oklahoma Music Educators Association
  • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Choristers Guild

Selected Publications

Nelson, P. K. & Rutkwoski, J. (2020) An Action Research Study to Investigate Preservice Music Teachers’ Ability to Assess Children’s Singing Using the Singing Voice Development Measure. In T. S. Brophy & M. Fautley, (Eds) Selected Papers from ISAME: Volume 6. Chicago, IL, GIA Publication

Nelson, P. K. (October/November 2019) Children’s Choir Devotionals. The Chorister

Nelson, P. K., (April/May 2018) Making Music Every Moment. The Chorister

Nelson, P. K., (2015), We Three Kings, The Chorister

Nelson, P. (2007). Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah. Hymn Discoveries 1. Dot Music 
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Selected Presentations

Nelson P & Rutkowski R. An Action Research Study to Investigate Preservice Music Teachers’ Ability to Assess Children’s Singing Using the Singing Voice Development Measure, Poster Session, Symposium for Music Teacher Education, 2019

Nelson P & Rutkowski R. An Action Research Study to Investigate Preservice Music Teachers’ Ability to Assess Children’s Singing Using the Singing Voice Development Measure, Conference Session and Poster Session, International Symposium for Assessment in Music Education, 2019

Nelson, P. edTPA Friendly Assessments, Conference Session, In-Service Conference, Georgia Music Educators Association, January 2018

Nelson, P. How to Put Together a Fabulous edTPA Portfolio, Conference Session, Professional Development Conference, Alabama Music Educators Association, January 2018

Nelson P. What Order to Beginning Ensemble Directors Introduce Musical Concepts, Poster Session, Research Conference, National Association for Music Educators, March 2016