John Flohr, PhD

Professor Emeritus


Phone: (940) 898-2500


John W. Flohr, PhD, has published numerous articles, books, videos, audio recordings, and computer programs. Recently his research, writing, and conference presentations have addressed music and neuroscience, technology, and early childhood. He is also an active performing musician and teacher of young children.      

Flohr received his undergraduate degree at Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota and master’s and doctorate in music education from the University of Illinois-Urbana. Previous academic appointments include the Illinois public schools and the University Illinois. 

Recent Honors and Service

President, Texas Music Educators Conference, 2004-2006 Fulbright Senior Specialist Program 2003-present, and Faculty Fellow, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Spring 2003, Arts Education Partnership, Washington, D.C.)

Recent Publications

Flohr, J.W. and Trevarthen, C. (in press). Music Learning in Childhood. Early Developments. Neurosciences in Music Pedagogy, Nova Science Publishers; Hauppage, New York.

Flohr, J.W. and Trollinger, V. (in preparation).  Music in Elementary Education. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Flohr, J. W., & Hodges, D. (2006). Music and Neuroscience. In R. Colwell, MENC Handbook of Musical Cognition and Development. New York: Oxford University Press.

Trollinger, V. & Flohr, J.W. (2004). Notepad to Finale (revision). Champaign, IL: Electronic Courseware Systems.

Flohr, J.W. (2004). Musical Lives of Young Children. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Flohr, J.W. (2007). Rhythm Performance Test-Revised [Computer software and manual]. Champaign, IL: Electronic Courseware Systems is being used in Dallas Public Schools Assessment.