Sara Hagen

Adjunct / Professor Emeritus

Dr. Sara Hagen is Professor of Music at Valley City State University, Valley City, ND. She completed the Ph.D. from The Florida State University and the B.S in Education and Masters of Music from the University of North Dakota. Hagen currently serves as the Fine Arts Instructional Designer, emphasizing distance education pedagogy. Her current teaching assignments are in music education, theory, and business. Hagen's teaching experience includes six years of K-12 music education and more than 25 years of private studio teaching for which she is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) through Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Dr. Hagen currently serves as Past President of NDMEA, on the NAfME Council for IN-ovations Education and on the New and Emerging Technologies (NET) Committee for the College Music Society (CMS). She serves as an editor for the Journal of Technology in Music Learning (JTML) and for the College Music Symposium, an online publication of CMS. Hagen has served as guest conductor for NDACDA children's choir events and for the state Treble Honor Choir. She continues to teach piano and directs the Valley Children's Choir through the VCSU Community School of the Arts. She is a regular presenter at local, state, and national conferences delivering workshops on technology pedagogy in music education. Her articles have appeared in Keyboard Companion, JTML, the North Dakota Music Educator, the online Journal of Music, Technology, and Education and she co-wrote a chapter in the book, Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration published by IGI Global.

Dr. Hagen is responsible for music education methods and student teaching supervision. Sher developed and taught 9 online courses, including the four graduate courses in the Online Masters of Education track in Music Technology: Music Theory I, II, III, IV, Music Industry Seminar; Digital Audio Processing, Music Recording, Mixing, and Mastering, Music Technology History, Repertoire, and Composition, and Integrating Technology into the Music Curriculum.

Computers in Music (2000, The Florida State University)
Specialist in Music Business (2005, Berklee Music Online)
Distance Education (2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Teacher of the Year 2004
North Dakota Music Teachers Association

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant
The Florida State University
Sara Hagen Ph.D.

Spring 2018 Semester Courses

Course Name Course Title Section
MUS 110 Music Theory II 2