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Kathleen Ohlman

Kathleen Ohlman

Assistant Professor of Practice

Phone Number: 402.826.6734
Department: Music
Office: CM63
Email: [email protected]
Primary Campus: Crete
Credentials: BS, MED


Instructor Kathleen Ohlman

"Music creates connections and interactions with others and the world. It is another way of knowing and interacting with the world. To know something through music is a multidimensional experience". - Kathleen Ohlman


Educational Background:
• B.S.ED. - Concordia University
• M.M. - Concordia University
• Ph.D. - Currently finishing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Fields of Interest:
• Sociology of music
• Special needs instruction in music
• Music therapy
• Choral music

Kathleen Ohlman oversees the music education program at Doane University. She holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in music and education from Concordia University-Seward and is currently completing a PhD program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Ohlman brings 19 years of K-12 vocal, instrumental, and general music teaching into the college music education classroom. She came to Doane from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she held a Sr. Lecturer position while working on her degree.

Ohlman has conducted several high school and community choruses on regional and state programs and is active as an adjudicator, clinician, and mentor. She serves as the Public Relations/Advocacy board member to the Nebraska Music Education Association and the Nebraska Representative to the National Association for Music Education’s Advocacy Leadership Force.