Faculty commitment to their work roles impacts their vitality, performance, and retention, as well as increases their commitment to the organization. Music faculty roles are complex due to the artistic accomplishment and individualized tutorial pedagogy model embedded in their expected roles in research, teaching, and service. We examined music faculty commitment to their institution by exploring their commitment to academic/artistic work roles through the analysis of responses from a national sample of ranked music professors. Results show that intrinsic factors, such as aspiration to achieve, esteem for one’s work, and goal setting, are related to commitment to research and teaching. Extrinsic factors, such as collaboration with colleagues outside the department and administrative experience, are predictors of increased service. Commitment to institution was gauged by aggregate association to role commitment. Using Meyer’s organizational commitment model, we interpret music faculty commitment to organization as affective and normative rather than continuance.

Vincent Benitez

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Sang-Hie Lee and Jonathan McNaughtan

Sang-Hie Lee is a professor of music specializing in music medicine and research at the University of South Florida. She is an innovative performer-researcher-teacher-administrator. Professor Lee holds a BA in Piano Performance with honors from the Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea; an MM in Piano Performance from the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago; an EdD with specialization in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Georgia; and a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Michigan, where she was a Rackham Merit Fellow for four years. She has published numerous articles, reviews, and abstracts. http://music.arts.usf.edu/content/templates/?a=1396

Jon McNaughtan is an assistant professor at Texas Tech University where his research covers two critical junctures of higher education: the role and experience of college presidents, and the role of community colleges in enhancing the STEM pipeline. Professor McNaughtan completed a PhD in higher education with a focus on organizational behavior at the University of Michigan where he worked with faculty in both education and business. Over the last 10 years he has utilized his educational background and professional experience as a leadership consultant with aspiring corporate and educational leaders to identify and cultivate positive practices designed to expand the capacity of organizations and individuals. https://www.depts.ttu.edu/education/our-people/Faculty/jon_mcnaughtan.php

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