Christopher Doane is currently Professor of Music and Dean Emeritus of the School of Music at the University of Louisville, serving as dean from 2002-2019. Previous university appointments include the University of South Florida in Tampa (1982-2002) as an instrumental music conductor and Professor of Music Education, Director of the School of Music (1995-2002), Coordinator of Performing Arts in the College of the Arts (2001-2002) and prior to this appointment as Director of Bands at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (1981-1982).
During his tenure as Dean, Dr. Doane served on the boards of the Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Public Media, and the Louisville Ballet, as well as the Friends of the UofL School of Music and Chamber Music Society of Louisville. Additionally, he was elected twice to the Commission on Accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Music and continues to serve as an NASM program visitor and presenter at national meetings of the association.
His publications have appeared in Research Perspectives in Music Education, Update - Applications of Research in Music Education, Dialogue in Instrumental Music Education, Music Educators Journal, and the College Band Directors National Association Journal. Dr. Doane is a two-time recipient of university teaching awards at the University of South Florida (1991 and 1995) and recognized as the College Music Educator of the Year by the Florida Music Educators Association in 1998. He was the founding editor of the FMEA research journal, Research Perspectives in Music Education, a position held from 1989-1997.
Dr. Doane's academic degrees include the Bachelor of Music Education and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University and the Master of Music degree from the University of Akron.