Dr. Patricia Nelson
Associate Professor of Music Education
|Office Location||Raley Chapel, 112|
|OBU Mailbox #||61276|
BiographyDr. 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.
- 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
- FNAR 2063 Arts and Western Civilization
- MUCL 1052 Introduction to Music Education
- MUCL 3063 Elementary/General Music Methods
- MUCL 4435 Music Student Teaching
Publications and PresentationsNelson, P. K. (April/May 2017) Choral Warmups Your Singers Will Love. The Chorister
Nelson, P. K. (October/November 2015), You Can Do It! Tips for Selecting Appropriate Children’s Choir Music. The Chorister
Nelson, P. K., (April 2015), Piano Curriculum: What Order Do Teachers Introduce Concepts, What Method Books Teachers are Using and How Do the Method Books Align with Jerome Bruner’s Enactive, Iconic, and Symbolic Learning Theory. MTNA E-journal
Nelson, P. K., Wilkerson, T., Conaway, B. J., (November 2013). Two incarnations of a study questionnaire to determine what piano teachers use and what order musical concepts are introduced. MTNA E-journal.
- National Association for Music Educators
- Oklahoma Music Educators Association
- Texas Music Educators Association
- Choristers Guild