Marla Ringel

Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music Education
Jarvis Hall 311 | 817-257-6626


Texas Christian University
BME— Music Education
MMEd— Music Education
DMA— Conducting, with cognate in vocal performance

Courses Taught

MUSI 20511 Analytical Listening
MUSI 30912 Choral Organization and Administration (COA)
MUSI 30313 Elementary Music
MUSI 10130 Cantiamo
MUSI 10060 University Singers
EDUC 40966 Student Teaching Supervision

Areas of Focus

Choral Methods and Resources, Choral & Vocal Pedagogy, Strategic Planning, Curriculum Development, Teacher Training and Mentorship, and Vocational Advocacy.

Dr. Marla Ringel currently serves as the Visiting Lecturer of Music Education at Texas Christian University and recently served as the Director of Choral Activities at Angelo State University. Ringel received her DMA in Conducting from Texas Christian University, where she was the Associate Conductor of the TCU Concert Chorale, and FrogCorps. Additionally, she pursued a cognate in Vocal Performance, and holds a master’s degree in Music Education with specific research in the field of vocal pedagogy and its function within a choral setting. Ringel graduated summa cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in Music Education, and is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a music honor society that acknowledges members’ outstanding academic and musical achievements.

Prior to her collegiate teaching career, Dr. Ringel taught at the high-school and middle-school levels where she cultivated a rich culture healthy singing, and a community of collaboration and inclusion. In 2012 Marla Ringel received the honor of being named a “Top Teacher” by Fort Worth Magazine for her work in the classroom. Ringel is highly active as an adjudicator and guest clinician, proudly serving Texas music education for over a decade.  She is currently involved with several professional organizations including TMEA, ACDA and TCDA, and serves in various volunteer and leadership capacities. Ringel has been involved with the vocal arts at TCU for almost twenty years and is honored to collaborate with such highly esteemed faculty and singers.