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Pattye Casarow

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Associate 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)
  • Foundational Approaches in Music Education (ME 613)
  • Teaching Secondary Choral Music (Ed 387)
  • University Singers (Ens 100)


Dr. Pattye Casarow, professor in the Department of Music Education, joined the Division of Music at Bob Jones University in the fall of 2016.  She is the Associate Dean for the School of Fine Arts and Communication, heads the Department of Music Education, and is Program Coordinator for the online Master of Music Education.  In addition to her teaching, Dr. Casarow conducts the 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, taught, and conducted three choirs.  Her choirs have performed in various settings from Carnegie Hall in New York City 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 with field study in the Sight Reading Choirs of the Florida All-State system, focusing on factors that relate to student achievement in reading music at sight. 

She has presented numerous workshops in music education and choral music as well as conducted choral festivals.  Dr. Casarow’s educational background includes a BS from Grand Canyon University in Music Education and a Master of Music in Music Education and Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from Arizona State University.

Dr. Pattye Casarow is married to Dr. Steve Casarow of the BJU School of Business.  They have four children, Jayne, Stephen, Jonathan, and Patrick.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking and sewing.  She has hiked the Grand Canyon (down to Phantom Ranch and back) twice!  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 choral musicians delight in sharing music with each other and their audiences.”