Dr. Beth Mattingly

Assistant Professor of Music, Elementary Music Education

Office: FAB 241   |    Phone: (308) 865-8608   |    Email: mattinglybt@unk.edu

Dr. Beth Mattingly


Dr. Mattingly is Assistant Professor of Music and co-coordinator for the music education program at UNK. She teaches Music Methods for the Elementary Teacher, Introduction to Music Education, and supervises student teachers. Dr. Mattingly holds a PhD in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma and a BM and MM in piano performance from the University of Tulsa. Her dissertation, “Katalin Forrai and the Development of the Kodály Concept in Early Childhood Music Education,” focuses on the work of a prominent music educator who was instrumental in developing the field of early childhood music education in Hungary and around the world.

In 2013, Dr. Mattingly was awarded a Fulbright Student Grant that allowed her to live in Kecskemét, Hungary for nine months where she conducted research at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. She has given numerous research presentations at the national and international level, including the 2015 International Katalin Forrai Conference at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, the 2016 OAKE National Conference in Long Beach, California, and the 2016 International Society for Educational Biography Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Mattingly is a member of the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the International Kodály Society, the International Society for Educational Biography, the International Society for Music Education, and the National Association for Music Education.