Becky Halliday is a professor of music at the University of Montevallo, where she teaches courses in teacher preparation and music education. Prior to this appointment, she taught elementary general music in Georgia and Mississippi, and currently teaches pre-K – 6th grade music in Randolph, AL. She is the director of the University of Montevallo Kodály Institute and serves on several committees for the Organization of American Kodály Educators. In addition, she is the Southern Division Representative of the Council of General Music Education for the National Association for Music Education. Dr. Halliday earned her Ph.D. in music education from The University of Southern Mississippi and both her MMed and BMUS from The University of Georgia. In addition, she holds certifications in both the Orff Schulwerk Approach and the Kodály Concept. Her recognitions include the UM College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teacher Award and the AMEA Lacy Powell Outstanding Music Educator Award. She can be reached by email at


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