Christian Hauser

Associate Professor of Music

Coordinator of Music Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Christian Hauser is Assistant Professor of Music at Concordia University. He completed his PhD in music education from the University of North Texas received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Hauser is Kodály certified (Level II) and has completed all three levels of Orff certification (University of Memphis). He serves as coordinator of Music Education at Concordia University, oversees the NAfME (National Association of Music Education) chapter, and supervises student teachers. In addition to teaching all the music education methods courses, he has taught Orchestration & Arranging, Music of World Cultures, Music Technology, Survey of Western Music, Exploration of Music and private composition lessons.

Dr. Hauser is also an active composer. He wrote a 20-minute orchestral composition The Circus Train, which has been performed by the Houston, Colorado Music Festival, Sioux City and Nashville Symphony Orchestras as part of their Young Person Concerts. He received a commission from the Nashville Ballet Company to compose a jazz ballet which was performed over 30 times throughout Metro-Nashville Public schools as part of the Ballet’s educational outreach. He also has received two grants to compose, direct and produce children’s musicals. He wrote and produced a CD entitled, “Johnathan Craine and the Thing That Goes Bump in the Jungle,” which received awards as the Best Children's Education Award category (ages 4-8) and Best Children's Spoken Word CD (ages 8-12) from the Children’s Music Web Awards contest. 

Dr. Hauser is an active clinician and researcher. He has presented at many national conferences and Kodály and Orff teacher training workshops. His research interests include creativity, composition and technology.  


  • PhD, University of North Texas; 
  • MA, Belmont University; Nashville, Tenn. 
  • BA, Belmont University; Nashville, Tenn. 

Academic and Professional Highlights

Compositions, Conferences and Presentations: 

  • "The Effect of Orff & Kodaly Approaches on Composition,Desert Skies Symposium in Music Education; Tucson, Ariz., 2015.
  • "Edugagement," Scholarship of Pedagogy Associated Colleges of Chicago; Elmhurst, Ill., 2014
  • "Cat Waltz," Piano Composition, Faculty Recital at Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, Ill., 2014.
  • "Pre-service Music Teachers, Compositional Structures & Music Composition," American Orff-Schulwerk Association National Conference; Denver, CO., 2013
  • "Technology and Arts Integration," Workshop presentation, LEA National Conference; Milwaukee, WI., 2013
  • "Oh, A Hunting We Will Go—Exploring Literacy and Music," Workshop presentation, Chicago’s Annual Early Childhood Conference; River Forest, Ill., 2013.
  • "Blackboard 101: Integrating Blackboard in the Classroom," Pedagogy of Teaching Session, Fall Faculty Seminar at Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, Ill., 2012. 
  • "Musical Painting – Integrating the Arts," In-Service Training Conference, Chicagoland Educators Foundation; Chicago, Ill., 2103. 
  • "Creative Exploration & Expression," Workshop presentation, Presentation for Männermania Clinic; River Forest, Ill.
  • "Incorporating Music & Creativity within the General Education Classroom," In-Service Training for General Educators, Presentation for Slidell ISD Faculty, Slidell, Texas., 2010.
  • "Fostering Musical Creativity in Pre-School Children," Teacher Training Seminar, Presentations for Frisco, Plano and Little Elm I.S.D. 2010.
  • "Gordon’s Music Learning Theory: Musical Conversations with Toddlers," Teacher Training Seminar, Presentations for Frisco, Plano and Little Elm I.S.D. 2010.
  • "Reading from the Same Sheet of Music: Music and Business Leadership," Presentation for Wells Fargo District Managers; Dallas, Texas., 2010.


  • "Pre-service Music Teachers as Composers," Desert Skies Symposium in Music Education; Tucson, Ariz., 2011.