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Chair of the ISME Research Commission
Evelyn K. Orman is currently Professor of Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Orman’s research publications appear in leading peer-reviewed journals including American Journal of Distance Education, Journal of Band Research, Research Studies in Music Education, Journal of Music Therapy, Journal of Research in Music Education, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. She has served on the editorial board of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Music Education. She regularly presents her research at the most prestigious national and international venues in the field, including the National Association for Music Education, the International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior, and the International Society of Music Education’s Research Commission and World Conference. Professor Orman’s seminal research in the use of immersive virtual reality for music teaching and learning has been called “groundbreaking” and continues to suggest many possibilities of enhancing music education through the integration of virtual reality into music education settings. Dr. Orman served as Director of Bands at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels following advanced study at the National Conservatoire of Music in Bordeaux, France. Her previous university posts include positions at the University of West Alabama, George Mason University, and, most recently, as the Julian R. & Sidney Nicolle Carruth Professor of Music Education at Louisiana State University and for two years, Visiting Professor of Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.