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School of Fine Arts and Communication Interim Dean – Pattye Casarow

Pattye Casarow

Interim Dean, School of Fine Arts and Communication


  • DMA, Music/Choral Conducting, Arizona State University
  • MMus, Music Education, Arizona State University
  • BS, Music Education, Grand Canyon University


  • Elementary School Music (Ed 385)
  • Teaching Secondary Choral Music (Ed 387)
  • University Singers (Ens 100)


Dr. Pattye Casarow joined the Division of Music at Bob Jones University in the fall of 2016.  She serves as the Associate Dean for the School of Fine Arts, heads the Department of Music Education, and is the Program Coordinator for the online Master of Music Education.  In addition to her teaching, Dr. Casarow conducts the 100-voice Freshmen choir, University Singers. 

Before her time at BJU, Dr. Casarow was Professor of Music at Clearwater Christian College in Florida for 13 years where she chaired the Music Department.  Her choirs have performed in various settings from Carnegie Hall to Istanbul, Turkey.  Dr. Casarow’s experience includes 20 years in K-12 music education in Georgia, New Jersey, and Arizona before entering higher education.  Her research is in the area of sight-singing pedagogy, focusing on factors that relate to student achievement in reading music at sight. 

She presents workshops in music education as well as conducts choral festivals around the country.  Dr. Casarow’s educational background includes a BS from Grand Canyon University in Music Education, and a master’s (MME) and Doctor of Musical Arts from Arizona State University.

Dr. Pattye Casarow is married to Dr. Steve Casarow, Chair of the Division of Business Management in the BJU School of Business.  They have four children and seven grandchildren.  In her free time, she enjoys CrossFit and sewing.  Dr. Casarow states, “I am grateful for God’s gentle leading in my life, bringing me to the faculty of Bob Jones University.  I am passionate about my career fields, music education and choral music, and I look forward to sharing ideas and music-making experiences with my students.  Music educators have the privilege of teaching and performing music daily, and sharing the joy of music with their audiences.”