Diane Lange is Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Music Education at The University of Texas at Arlington where she oversees the music education area and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Early Childhood and Elementary Music Education.
Dr. Lange has taught elementary music for ten years in both Michigan and Nevada. She received her Orff Levels and Master Class at Memphis State University and GIML Level I and II at Michigan State University.
Dr. Lange received her Bachelor of Music in Education and Master of Music from Central Michigan University and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She has presented several pedagogical workshops and consultations in many states and at the regional Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. She has published the book Together in Harmony: Combining Orff Schulwerk and Music Learning Theory, a chapter on combining Music Learning Theory and Orff Schulwerk that appeared in Music Learning Theory: Theory in Practice and several articles in General Music Today. Also, she is a co-author for Jump Right In: The Elementary Music Curriculum, Grades Kindergarten and 5. Dr. Lange is a member of Texas Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, Gordon Institute for Music Learning, and American Orff Schulwerk Association. She is president-elect for the National Gordon Institute for Music Learning and is a certified faculty member where she teaches GIML Level I around the country. Dr. Lange also teaches early childhood music (birth through age five) at the Musical Tree House for Little People.