Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Dr. Neale Bartee

Professor of Music, Emeritus


  • Ph.D., Music Education, University of Illinois
  • M.Ed., Music Education, University of Illinois
  • B.S., Music Education, University of Illinois

Teaching Specialties

  • Applied Trombone
  • Trombone Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Conducting
  • Music Education

Research Interests

Teaching conducting with expressive movement theories of Rudolf Laban (Doctoral dissertation.) Presented clinics in Arkansas, New Mexico, Mississippi, and at Texas College Band Directors National Association.


  • International Trombone Association
  • Conductors Guild
  • Music Educators National Conference


Bartee has guest conducted trombone choirs in Illinois and Ohio and has been a trombone clinician in Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois, and Ohio. The ASU Trombone Choir has performed at International Festivals in Champaign, Illinois and Nashville, Tennessee. Bartee has performed with the American Trombone Choir in Finland, Russia, and England. He is a member of the ASU Faculty Brass Quintet and substitute trombonist with the Memphis Symphony.

As founder and conductor of the Delta Symphony Orchestra since 1975 he has performed with internationally known guest artists, instituted Young Artists Competitions for symphony soloists, conducted Family concerts, organized Chamber concerts in the Delta, conducted Opera, Ballet, and Musical performances in Jonesboro. Bartee has guest conducted the Conway Civic Orchestra, the Batesville-Lyon College orchestra, the North Arkansas All region orchestra in Fort Smith, the Summer Youth Orchestra in Bloomington Indiana, and professional orchestras in Sibiu and Rimnicu-Valcea, Romania. He and his wife Elaine were elected to the Arkansas Music Educators Hall of Fame in 2004.

Neale Bartee

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2094
F: (870) 972-3932


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 203