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Pattye Casarow

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Department Head, Department of Music Education
Division of Music
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)
  • Introduction to Music Education (Ed 180)
  • Music Curriculum (ME 611)
  • Teaching Secondary Choral Music (Ed 387)
  • University Singers (Ens 100)

About Pattye

Pattye Casarow joined the BJU faculty in the Fall of 2016.  She came to us from Clearwater, Florida having taught 13 years at Clearwater Christian College.  There she taught music education courses as well as supervised music education interns.  Her choirs performed in various settings from Carnegie Hall to Istanbul, Turkey.  Here at BJU, in addition to teaching music education, she conducts the University Singers, the Freshman choir of 100 singers.

Her masters in Music Education and doctorate in Choral Conducting come from Arizona State University.  She spent 20 years in K-12 music education in both private and public settings before entering higher education.  Her teaching exudes that wealth of experience.  Dr. Casarow’s research is in the area of sight-singing pedagogy.  Her field study with the Sight Reading Choirs of the Florida All-State system focused on factors that relate to student achievement in reading music at sight. 
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.”