College of Liberal Arts
UT Arlington Music
UT Arlington Music Department

Dr. Diane Lange

Area: Music Education

Phone: 817-272-2434
Office Location: FA 367B
Degree(s): Ph.D. Michigan State, M.M Central Michigan, B.M.E Central Michigan
Mentis Profile:

Diane Lange is Professor and Music Program Director of Field Experience where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Early Childhood and Elementary Music Education.  Dr. Lange received her Bachelor of Music in Education and Master of Music from Central Michigan University and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Additionally, she taught elementary music for ten years in Michigan and Nevada. She received her Orff Levels at Memphis State University and Gordon Institute for Music Learning Levels from Michigan State University. She has presented several national and international pedagogical workshops.  Her research interest includes combining Orff Schulwerk and Music Learning Theory, and developing curricular material for elementary-aged students.  Dr. Lange has published three books, numerous book chapters and articles, and is a co-author for Jump Right In:  The Elementary Music Curriculum, Grades Kindergarten and 5.  Dr. Lange was president for the National Gordon Institute for Music Learning and North Texas chapter of American Orff Schulwerk Association, and was regional representative for Early Childhood Music and Movement Association where she hosted an Early Childhood Music Conference.  Over the past 20 years, Dr. Lange’s service to the university has included Area Coordinator of Music Education, Associate Chair of the Music Department, Curriculum Chair, and currently she is the chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.  Dr. Lange has received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Crawford AuSable School District and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Texas at Arlington in spring 2019.