Faculty & Administration

Dr. Catherine Ming Tu, Assistant Professor of Music Education

Associate Professor of Music Education

Dr. Catherine Ming Tu, an expert in early childhood and elementary music education, was assistant professor at Millikin University in Illinois before joining TAMUK. Her research has centered on singing accuracy measures, infant and toddler music behaviors, and their interactivities with the iPad. She is deeply concerned with equal opportunity for all early childhood music students.

Dr. Tu has given over twenty presentations or workshops at professional conferences in Mexico, China and United States. Her publications have appeared in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Research Perspectives in Music Education, and Perspectives: Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association. Dr. Tu is affiliated with National Association for Music Education, Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML), American Orff- Schulwerk Association, and Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. She is certified by Musikgarten Family Music, Cycle of Seasons, Orff- Schulwerk, GIML early childhood, elementary and instrumental music.

In addition, Dr. Tu is the faculty sponsor for the National Association for Music Education Collegiate chapter at TAMUK. She holds a Ph.D. degree in music education from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. In 2008, Dr. Tu was awarded the distinguished Presser Music Award.

Contact Information

Music Department
BMUS Rm146
MSC 174 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-2807
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Dr. Catherine Ming Tu, Assistant Professor of Music Education