Dr. Mark Montemayor
Assistant Professor of Music
Head, Music Education Area
Mark Montemayor, Assistant Professor of Music, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education at the University of Northern Colorado. He also supervises student teachers and serves as a research consultant for the Center for Integrated Arts Education. His research and clinical interests include topics such as teacher effectiveness, mentoring student teachers, musical modeling and student self-evaluation, and adolescent experience in music pedagogy settings. He has presented his work at state, regional and national MENC conferences, the Cultural Diversity in Music Education conference, and at the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Seattle. His work is published in the book series A Composer’s Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, edited by Timothy Salzman, the Journal of Research in Music Education, and the International Journal of Music Education.
Dr. Montemayor taught music for seven years at Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Washington, where the bands under his direction earned wide acclaim. An accomplished saxophonist, Dr. Montemayor has performed extensively. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied saxophone and music education, and earned his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Washington.