Roy Legette

Music Education Area Chair
Music Education

Dr. Roy Legette is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Georgia where he specializes in Elementary/General Music Education. He received the BS from Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC; the MA from the University of Iowa and the Ph.D. from Florida State University. He was selected as a Service Learning Teaching Fellow in 2013 and a  Lilly Teaching Fellow in 2000. Prior to joining the University of Georgia faculty, Dr. Legette taught instrumental and general music at the elementary and secondary levels in Oakland, California and was an Assistant Professor of Music at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia.

Dr. Legette has served as chair of the research division of the Georgia Music Educators Association, chair of the Research Advisory Review Panel of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, a member of the editorial committee of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education and he is a current member of the editorial board for Southern Music Education Research. Dr. Legette has presented his work at national and international conferences in the United States, Europe, and Canada. His work can be found in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, and Music Education Research. His research interests include music instruction and student self-concept, student motivation and achievement, and factors that influence teaching effectiveness.

Dr. Legette is a member of the National Association for Music Education, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, American Educational Research Association, International Society for Music Education, and the Georgia Music Educators Association.