In the Loop
Alumni News : Sep 7, 2017

Triple SOM alumnus returns to alma mater as professor

By Rachel Rockwell

After graduating from the University of Florida’s School of Music with a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. in music education, Don DeVito has returned to his alma mater, this time as a teacher.

Since the beginning of September, the Sidney Lanier Center music director has been teaching Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education in the college’s online Master's in Music Education program.

While part of the UF faculty, DeVito hopes to continue collaborations between the two learning institutions, which is how he first got his job at Lanier.

“There have been really positive collaborations between the University of Florida and the Sidney Lanier Center,” he said. “Dr. Megan Sheridan has been visiting our school with the music education majors in her courses, and we have developed a variety of inclusive approaches.”

While his time as a UF professor will end in October, DeVito is hopeful for the chance to teach again at the university which helped shape his career.

“I would be honored to continue teaching in the program when they need me,” he said.

You can read more about DeVito’s work at Sidney Lanier Center in Gainesville, Florida, by clicking here.