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dr. paul doerksen

Paul Doerksen

Chair of Music Education & Music Therapy; Associate Professor, Music Education
Mary Pappert School of Music
Music Education

Room 305
Phone: 412.396.1888


Ph.D., Music Education, Ohio State University, 1994
Diploma, Faculty of Fine Arts in Music, University of Calgary, 1991
M.M., Instrumental Conducting, Northwestern University, 1985
B.M.E., Music Education, Western Washington University, 1983


Published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, American String Teacher, The Instrumentalist, The International Trumpet Guild Journal, Pennsylvania Educational Leadership and Oregon Music Educator. Active clinician, presenting at national, regional and state conferences in the area of K-12 music curriculum design and in the field of instrumental music education. Former appointments include the University of Oregon, Ball State University and the Ohio State University. Directed middle school, junior high, high school and adult community bands in Oregon and Washington. Currently serving on the State Board of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.