Teaching

Higher Education

In spring 2023, Dylan will teach an advanced undergraduate seminar on jazz analysis at Princeton, where he has also served as a preceptor for courses on nineteenth-century music and the history of the symphony. He also co-designed a course on absolute music and musical abstraction with Simon Morrison that was accepted to Princeton’s Collaborative Teaching Initiative.

Dylan is an instructor in both music history and theory at The College of New Jersey. Since fall 2021, he has he has taught Musicianship 3, Music from 1750–1950, and Music from 600–1750.

Dylan also lectures at the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University, where he teaches MUST 0808, Sounds of Philadelphia, a music-based GenEd course in the University’s Race and Diversity curriculum.

While studying at Temple University, Dylan was a teaching assistant in the honors music theory sequence for music majors. For his service, he received the 2016 B. Stimson Carrow Award for excellence in musicianship and pedagogy.

K-12

Since 2016, Dylan has served as Music Theory Coordinator of Temple University’s Music Preparatory division. This involves writing curriculum, supervising graduate teaching assistants, and instructing middle and high school musicians. Recent alumni have placed into accelerated theory courses for college music majors.

Dylan maintains an active teaching license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Before entering graduate school, he was employed in the Pennsbury School District, which is consistently named one of NAMM’s Top One Hundred Communities for Music Education. While there, Dylan conducted wind and jazz ensembles.