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Dalby, Bruce

Bruce Dalby is Professor of Music at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, aural skills development, and improvisation. His university-level teaching experience also includes jazz band, symphonic band, and conducting. He has ten years of experience as a band director in the public schools of Idaho and New Mexico.

Dr. Dalby received his undergraduate education from Utah State University in Logan and did his graduate work at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he received his Master of Science and Doctor of Education in Music Education.

His research and teaching interests include Music Learning Theory, improvisation, general musicianship and ear-training instruction, intonation and rhythm training, and applications of technology in music teaching and learning. He has appeared as adjudicator and clinician at numerous state, regional, and national music festivals and conferences.

Dr. Dalby has articles published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Jazz Educators' Journal, Musicus, and The Instrumentalist. He is author of Audiation Assistant (GIA Publications), an ear-training software program based on the methods of techniques of Music Learning Theory.

Dr. Dalby is also the founder and author of the official World Wide Web site for Music Learning Theory and the Gordon Institute for Music Learning at