Douglas C. Orzolek

Dr. Douglas C. Orzolek, is an Associate Professor of Music Education, the Associate Director of Bands, Director of Graduate Programs in Music Education, and Associate Chair of the Music Department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. At St. Thomas, Dr. Orzolek teaches music education methods, conducts the Symphonic Band, advises master’s papers and teaches workshops and core classes in the master’s and doctorate program.  In Minnesota, Dr. Orzolek has served as president of the Minnesota Music Educators Association, co-chair of the Minnesota Arts Education Standards Review Committee and he has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Band Directors Association.  He currently serves as the chair of the National Society of Music Teacher Education.  Dr. Orzolek received the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, the Master of Education in Music Education from Penn State University and the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from the University of Minnesota.  He received the 2001 Mansfield University Young Alumni Award and was named to the Mansfield University Music Alumni Honor Roll in 2002.  In 2003, the students of St. Thomas named him the “Distinguished Educator of the Year.”