Dr. Darhyl S. Ramsey is professor of music in the Division of Music Education. He teaches instrumental methods and numerous graduate courses, including history of music education, African American music, principles of music learning, contemporary trends in music education, and psychology of music. He holds a bachelor of music degree from Carson-Newman College and master's and doctorate degree from the University of Iowa. His teaching experience includes Virginia Public Schools, Pennsylvania State University, where he was the assistant director of the Penn State Blue Band, and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
He has written numerous articles and performed presentations throughout the country and at several international conferences. He has also adjudicated bands in Texas and throughout the country. He is a member of MENC, TMEA, Kappa Kappa Psi, and has served as the National President of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.