Coordinator of Instrumental Music Education
Dr. Mary Dave Blackman has been on the music faculty at East Tennessee State University since 1997, when she came here to serve as chair of the department. Since 2006, she has been back in the classroom, teaching elementary music methods and introduction to music (online and “live”). She is the online liaison for the College of Arts & Sciences, providing support for faculty and departments offering online courses and programs. She also directs Buccaneer Brass, the basketball pep band. A graduate of the University of South Carolina and the University of Texas, she has served the profession in a variety of capacities, including a term on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Schools of Music and several years as editor of the Utah Music Educators journal. She has recently been appointed editor of The Tennessee Musician, the official journal of the Tennessee Music Educators Association; she also writes educational materials for the Johnson City Symphony’s children’s concerts as well as program notes for all other JCSO concerts. She plays French horn with the JCSO and spends her summers enjoying her other passions, golf and travel.