Dr. David Bebe, Assistant Professor of Music, joined the School of Arts and Humanities faculty at the start of the 2011-2012 academic year.
Dr. Bebe received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Indiana University and completed his doctorate at the University of Miami. He is originally from Salem, Oregon.
As a professor of graduate students in the Music Education program, Dr. Bebe says that he enjoys cultivating a personal and supportive learning environment for his students. He notes that the program also allows students to balance full-time jobs while taking advantage of the opportunities offered to them at Saint Rose. “Students have the option to maintain their professional careers while they attend school, which has proven to be an important balance for many of our students. There are also many opportunities to perform in a variety of ensembles. So, Music Education graduate students not only learn from experienced experts in the classroom, but they can also take their musicianship to the next level on stage,” he says.
For those interested in applying to the Music Education graduate program, Dr. Bebe encourages interested students to contact the faculty with questions. “We are a friendly bunch and will do the best to guide you to find the answers to your questions. Also, we’ll make sure you are familiar with the credit requirements for the degree and that it’s the right program for you.” More information about the graduate Music Education program is available here. If your undergraduate degree is in an area of music other than music education, you must complete all undergraduate music education requirements before being admitted to the program.
Reflecting on his first year as a faculty member here, Dr. Bebe says that he has had a positive and enjoyable experience at Saint Rose thus far. “The faculty and administration have been very supportive of all of my ideas and we all want to see the Music Department continue to strive for providing excellence in Music Education,” he says. “What I enjoy the most are the passionate students and the overall sense of community on this campus.”
Dr. Bebe also enjoys interacting with his graduate students and learning from their own teaching experiences. “Our graduate students have valuable life experiences which results in clear ideas on what they need to do to improve and become better teachers. They often are very inquisitive and engaged in class and want to seek out specific opportunities to take advantage of while they are here at Saint Rose. I love to hear what knowledge they have gained from their own teaching experiences and I find that I personally learn a lot from my students.”
Are you interested in the MS in Music Education program? The Fall 2012 preferred application deadline is June 1. If you have any questions about the admissions process, please call Graduate Admissions at 518-454-5143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.