William F. Mullen Memorial Teaching Award
One of the most sought-after tuba professors in the United States, Chris Dickey (he/they) is known for creating a learning environment that is supportive and inclusive. His blend of enthusiasm and active mentoring enables students to shine.
Chris brings a broad repertoire of teaching techniques to their studio, ensemble, and music classes. He meets students at their current skill level, tailoring instructional plans for long-term growth and improvement, and providing a space where asking for help and guidance is encouraged.
Chris also designed and continues to teach the highly popular Film Music course. Through this UCORE Arts offering, they nurture life-long interaction with the arts among students from a wide variety of degree programs.
Outside of the classroom, Chris is a member of the WSU Teaching Academy, serves on the school’s diversity and culture and curriculum committees, and is chair-elect of the President’s Commission on Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation.
Chris is an exceptional professor who is dedicated to helping students develop the creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills at the core of the transformative undergraduate experience.