Music Education – Instrumental
Daniel Welborn is Assistant Professor in instrumental music education at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He holds a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Masters of Education in educational leadership and administration from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Welborn has been involved with music education at the collegiate, secondary and elementary levels for over 20 years. Thirteen of these years involved teaching and helping to develop the band program at Mabry Middle School in Marietta, Georgia. The Mabry Band is a feeder program for the Lassiter High School Band program. Under his direction, the Mabry Middle School Band program achieved great success. Most significantly, the band enjoyed an invitational performance at the internationally renowned Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Ill., in 2007. The band also performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association Convention in Savannah, Georgia that same year. Prior to his appointment as a Visiting Lecturer at Georgia State University in 2011, he spent two years as a doctoral conducting assistant with the University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble, where he studied with Dr. Thomas Fraschillo.
Dr. Welborn’s research interests include instrumental music pedagogy, music psychology and adult musicians as lifelong learners. His interest in adult music learning and involvement stems from his own participation in adult community bands for many years. Dr. Welborn has performed as a hornist with both the Cobb Wind Symphony in Marietta and the Tara Winds in Atlanta. Both ensembles have earned a fine reputation and have performed at numerous national conventions and conferences including the Midwest Clinic, American Bandmasters Association and the College Band Directors National Association. In addition to his work in music education, Dr. Welborn is involved in the general aviation community as a commercially rated pilot and FAA Certified Flight Instructor.