Alan Gumm is the Professor of Music Education at Central Michigan University, where his responsibilities include Women’s Chorus, music education methods and research courses, and student teacher observation. Prior to coming to CMU, Dr. Gumm served at McPherson College, where he chaired the music department, was director of choral music activities, managed a full voice studio, led eight U.S. and European choir tours, and co-founded and conducted the McPherson Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Gumm also previously taught at Ithaca College, University of Utah, and in Kansas public schools.
He holds the Ph.D. in music education from the University of Utah, a M.M. from Fort Hays State University, a B.A. from McPherson College in Kansas, and is a member of Music Educators National Conference, American Choral Directors Association, Society of Research in Music Education, and the National Education Association. He is a nationally recognized researcher and clinician of music teaching style, motivation, and learning styles, and is published in the Music Educators Journal, Journal of Research in Music Education, Southeastern Journal of Music Education, Visions of Research in Music Education, Choral Journal, and New York Choral Cues.