Dr. Roy Legette is Professor and Chair of Music Education in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia where he teaches courses in diversity in music education, trends and issues in music education, critical issues in education/music education, and elementary general music methods. He received the BS from Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville NC, the MA from the University of Iowa, and the PhD from Florida State University. Prior to joining the University of Georgia faculty, Dr. Legette taught instrumental and general music at the elementary and secondary school levels for the Oakland Unified School District in Oakland, California and was an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia. He has been a Lilly Teaching Fellow, a Service Learning Teaching Fellow, a Senior Teaching Fellow, and a Special Collections Faculty Fellow.

Dr. Legette has served as chair of the research division of the Georgia Music Educators Association, chair of the Research Advisory Review Panel of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, a member of the editorial committee of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, and is chair-elect of the Social Justice Special Research Interest Group of the National Association for Music Education. Dr. Legette has presented his work at conferences in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South America. His research interests include student motivation and achievement and teaching effectiveness.

Dr. Legette is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the American Educational Research Association, the International Society for Music Education, and the Georgia Music Educators Association.

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