Dr. Al Corley, a native of Odessa, Texas, is an active music educator who has served the profession for over 35 years. For the past 9 years, Corley has served on the faculty at Texas State University in several capacities including student teaching supervision, music education courses, the fine arts “block, and as interim director of the Symphonic Winds. Prior to this, he served as music department chair and director of bands at Mars Hill College in North Carolina and at the University of North Texas where he supervised student teachers and taught a variety of music education classes. Prior to his work at UNT, Dr. Corley taught 19 years in the public school system of Texas, 15 of which were spent at Plano Senior High School as director of bands and co-conductor of the Plano Sr. High symphony orchestra. Currently, Corley serves as Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music and teaches Instrumental Techniques.
Corley’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University, Master of Music from Southern Methodist University, and Ph.D. in Music Education from University of North Texas.