Dr. Matthew G. Montague
Music Education Coordinator and Choral Music Education
Associate Professor of Music
Pittsburg State University
Dr. Montague is an associate professor of music education, specializing in choral music. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Brigham Young University, a Master of Music in choral conducting from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. in music education, also from the University of Oregon.
Prior to his appointment at PSU, Montague was a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the University of Oregon where he conducted the Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, and supervised student teachers. Before moving to Oregon, he was director of choral organizations and chaired the foreign language department at Preston High School (Idaho) for seven years.
A recipient of the Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Montague has conducted more than two hundred choral performances in the United States, Russia, Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. His conducting experience ranges from non-audition middle school choirs through master class performances with the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra. He has been active as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor in Kansas and throughout the western United States.
At PSU, Montague teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music education. In addition, he is the Coordinator of Music Education, supervises student teachers, and is the faculty advisor for CMENC. The Kansas State Department of Education appointed him to the committee charged with writing and/or revising the teaching standards for K-12 music. His research interests include teacher induction processes, learning acquisition, and social learning systems. Montague's fluency in Spanish enables him to explore and facilitate learning among diverse populations.