Marc R. Dickey
Professor of Music
Phone: (657) 278-3513
Please contact the Music Office
(657) 278-3511 for current office hours
394, Mus Ed Practicum
395, Clinical Practice in Conducting
449I, Internship Secondary Teaching
Dr. Marc Dickey, Professor of Music, has led California State University, Fullerton’s highly respected instrumental music teacher training program since 1988. He served in the elected position of Chair and Director of the School of Music from 2005-2017. Dr. Dickey conducted Cal State Fullerton’s Symphonic Winds for more than ten years, and currently conducts the University Band, CSUF’s campus band for non-majors, as well as coursework in instrumental music education.
Dr. Dickey holds degrees from The University of Michigan and Northwestern University, and played bassoon professionally in the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. He has taught instrumental music ensembles at all levels, from elementary through university. His research on music teaching and learning has been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education as well as professional journals and web sites. His interpretive analyses of several of the wind band compositions of Michael Markowski have been published by Manhattan Beach Music and Markowski Creative.
Dr. Dickey has served as a member of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Single Subject Matter Advisory Panel, and on a Mellon Foundation New Strategies Lab Innovation Team on behalf of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.
At Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Dickey has served on the Academic Senate, and on the University Curriculum Committee, the University Research Committee, the University Conflict of Interest Committee, and the Faculty Development and Educational Innovation Committee.
In addition to his career at Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Dickey is the organist at the First Congregational Church of Long Beach, where he performs regularly on the largest concert pipe organ in the Long Beach-South Bay region. He has performed as organist in the Long Beach Bach Festival and the Long Beach Mozart Festival.
Dr. Dickey was previously Associate Director of Bands at Oregon State University, and is a past conductor of the Schoolcraft College Wind Ensemble of Livonia, Michigan, and the Northwind Ensemble of Chicago.
Dr. Dickey has conducted several southern California honor bands, and has led clinics for bands and orchestras from 25 states and Canadian provinces. He was one of the youngest conductors to be awarded the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence.
In his spare time, Dr. Dickey enjoys bicycling, swimming, travel, and reading a good novel.