Dr. Alison Farley is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Georgia where she teaches courses in instrumental music education, psychology of music and advises undergraduate and graduate students.
Prior to her appointment at UGA, Dr. Farley was a Lecturer of Music Education at the University of Washington and a Research Coordinator at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at UW. Her research interests include psychology of music, student directed learning, teacher education and perception and performance of written notation. Dr. Farley has presented her research at international, national and state conferences.
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Farley taught public school in Steelville, MO (near St. Louis) where she taught middle and high school band, jazz band and chorus. Dr. Farley holds a BME from the University of Kansas, an MM in Wind Conducting from the University of Louisville and a PhD from the University of Washington.