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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Kansas State University
109 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cir.
Manhattan, KS 66506


Dr. Phillip Payne

Chair of the Music Education Division

232 McCain Auditorium

Phillip PayneDr. Phillip Payne is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Kansas State University specializing in Instrumental Music Education. His duties at K-State include teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in music education and supervising student teachers.

Prior to his appointment at Kansas State University, Dr. Payne served as Director of Bands at Rogers State University in Claremore, OK, where he oversaw all aspects of the operation and development of the newly formed music program at RSU highlighted by designing and implementing a Minor in Music curriculum.

Dr. Payne’s previous experiences include serving as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma, where he taught various music education courses and Experiencing Music, and as Assistant Director of Bands at Moore High Sschool, OK, where he conducted the symphonic band and jazz ensembles, taught beginning brass, and established as well as developed the Moore HS trombone choir.

Dr. Payne’s research interests include gender and instrument choice and instrument timbres and music teacher retention. He has presented his research in Oklahoma, Texas, and New York at Music Educators National Conference Symposia and state music educators conferences. He is an active judge, clinician, and guest conductor in the region.