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Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education

Academic Area:
Music Education

Ph.D. in Fine Arts with Music Education Emphasis, Texas Tech University
M.A. in Music Education, Texas Woman’s University
B.A. in Political Science, Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi
State of Texas All-Level Certification-Music

Phone: (940) 898-2724

Dr. Vicki D. Baker is Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education.  She teaches both undergraduate and graduate music education courses and supervises student teachers. Prior to her appointment to TWU, she taught at The University of Texas at Arlington. Her dissertation topic as The Role of Administrators in the Attrition and Retention of Early Career Secondary Choral Music Educators. Prior to entering higher education, Dr. Baker taught elementary and secondary choral music in public schools for 13 years, receiving numerous teaching awards including three citations in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and being named Most Influential Educator and Teacher of the Year for her school district.

Her publications include research articles in the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education, ChorTeach, Texas Music Education Research, Southwestern Musician, and Texas Sings. Dr. Baker serves on the editorial board of UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education. Her research topics include retention of music educators, effect of legislation on music education, and pre-service music teacher training. She regularly presents her research at state and national conferences. Dr. Baker serves as a clinician and adjudicator for choirs throughout the state of Texas and conducts staff development for music educators.

Dr. Baker has choral works published by RBC Music, BriLee Music Publishing Co., Shawnee Press, and Southern Music Company, and she composes pieces for the Texas University Interscholastic League Sight Reading Contest.  

Other professional memberships include Texas Choral Directors Association, American Choral Directors Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Texas Music Educators Conference, Society for Research in Music Education, and NAfME:  National Association for Music Education.  Dr. Baker is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Pi Kappa Lambda Kappa Omicron Chapter.

Course numbers and titles:


MU 2202 Introduction to Music Education
MU 3502 Voice Class
MU 3432 Secondary Methods and Literature I
MU 3602 Secondary Methods and Literature II
MU/WS 3703 Women in Music
MU 3832 Elementary Music                                                                                                       
EDUC 4826 Student Teaching


MU 5413 Music Education Assessment & Evaluation
MU 5423 Music Education Research
MU 5653 Seminar in Music Education I
MU 5663 Seminar in Music Education II
MU 5903 Music Technology
EDUC 5923 Professional Practicum
EDUC 5936 Professional Internship 

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