Named MSSU "Outstanding Teacher" for 1997, Dr. Al Carnine, Professor of Music, has been a member of the Music Faculty since 1977.
His primary responsibilities include teaching Music Appreciation and the Choral Society, the area-wide community choir.
His formal education includes a BME in instrumental music education from Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois; a MM in choral conducting from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas; a MM in music education from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas; and a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
In demand as a choral festival director and adjudicator, Dr Carnine is a book reviewer for four publishers, a recipient of the “Friend of Education Award” given annually by the Joplin Educators Association, and is listed in several music biographies including The International Who’s Who in Music. In 1995 his lecture for the “Hiroshima in Perspective” honors course was selected the best of 18 presentations given by professors in the various disciplines on campus, and in 2002 was presented with the "Outstanding Southwest District Director Award" by Missouri Choral Directors Association.
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