Dr. Eric Branscome joined the Austin Peay State University Music Department in the fall of 2011 as Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary music education, and supervises music student teachers.
Prior to his appointment at APSU, Dr. Branscome taught courses in music education, and instrumental music at East Texas Baptist University, Dallas Baptist University, and was a Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas. Dr. Branscome also taught preschool and elementary music for seven years in Miami, and in the Dallas area where he directed various elementary choirs, instrumental ensembles, and founded Camp Granada, a summer music day-camp program for students in the Dallas and Waco area schools.
Dr. Branscome is the author of Essential Listening Activities, Essential Rhythm Activities, and Music Board Game Workshop (Alfred Publications). His other publications and research interests include elementary curriculum development, music teacher education, and music career advising. Dr.Branscome is an Orff-certified music instructor. He has twice been named to Who's Who in America and Who's Who Among America's Teachers. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), the National Association for Music Education (MENC), the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), College Music Society (CMS) (Music Education Board Member for Southwest Region), Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, and is an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma.