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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

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


Dr. Jeffrey Ward

Director, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Associate Professor

109 McCain Auditorium

Jeffrey Ward

Dr. Jeffrey Ward is the Director of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Kansas State University. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Education (Conducting) from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and his undergraduate degree in Music Education from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.

Dr. Ward has published in national choral and music education journals and presented music education research in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and throughout the United States. He is Chair of the Assessment Special Research Interest Group of the National Association for Music Education and a review board member for the International Symposium for Assessment in Music Education. 

As a conductor, Dr. Ward has previously served as Director of Music at St. James United Methodist Church in Greenville and Artistic Director of the Greenville Choral Society. Dr. Ward has also been a guest conductor for county and regional honor choirs. Previously, he has served as the Associate Dean in the College of Fine Arts and Communication and the Associate Director of the School of Music at East Carolina University.