Diane Orlofsky, Ph.D.
John M. Long School of Music
112/112-A Long Hall
Dr. Diane Orlofsky is Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Troy University, where she oversees the choral program and teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in music education. She is the conductor of the Troy University Concert Chorale and the Director of the Troy University vocal jazz ensemble, frequency. Dr. Orlofsky earned the Ph.D. in music education from the Florida State University. She received the Masters in Music Education and Bachelors of Music Education from Wright State University (Ohio) and Cedarville University (Ohio) where she also taught elementary, middle and high school general and choral music.
Dr. Orlofsky is an active clinician, conductor, adjudicator and researcher and was recently named the 2016 recipient of the Lacey Powell Outstanding Music Educator award by the Alabama Music Education Association. She is also the recipient of the Wallace D. Malone Distinguished Faculty award which recognizes outstanding scholarship, teaching, leadership, and service, the Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching, the Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Scholar award, the A.A.T.E. Outstanding Teacher Educator Award, the Wright State University Music Alumni of the Year, and was also was distinguished as an American Fellow by the American Association of University Women. Orlofsky is best known nationally for her work with learning theorist Jerome S. Bruner and her book Redefining Teacher Education: The Theories of Jerome Bruner and the Practice of Training Teachers (2002), and her articles on teaching preparation, music education methods, learning theory, piano pedagogy, and cultivating choral leadership and choral music education.