Interim Dean Regina Carlow served as Associate Chair in the Department of Music from 2010-2012 then as Associate Dean of Students for the College of Fine Arts from 2012-2018. Regina is an active researcher, choral conductor and teacher. She was named Regent’s Lecture in 2009 and has authored several books, numerous articles and presentations across a wide spectrum of venues and publications in music education.
Her research and teaching center around the experiences of immigrants students in the music classroom and their trajectory in higher education. Regina is the founding artistic director of the UNM Children’s Chorus, a non-auditioned choral program for children in grades K-12. In 2008 she founded New Mexico Kodaly Insititute, a summer institute for music teachers that focuses on the teaching philosophy of Hungarian Composer Zoltan Kodaly and the centrality of singing in musical literacy – especially with young children. Regina came to UNM in 2004 after. teaching K-12 public school music for more than 20 years in the Washington DC area.