Currently a member of the National Association of Music Education Society for Research in Music Education Executive Committee (2018-2024), Dr. Orman is widely recognized as one of the top scholars in the world in the field of music education. She served as the United States Commissioner for the International Society for Music Education Research Commission, the 2016-2018 Chair for the International Society for Music Education Research Commission, and currently serves as Secretary of the International Society for Music Education Research Commission. She is a past member of the editorial boards of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education (one of the top 5 journals in the field) and the Journal of Research in Music Education (the preeminent journal in music education). Dr. Orman’s research appears in leading peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Distance Education, Journal of Band Research, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Music Therapy, Journal of Research in Music Education, and Update. She regularly presents her research at the most prestigious venues in the field, including the National Association for Music Education, the Clifford K. Madsen International Symposium on Research in Music Behavior, and the International Society for Music Education’s Research Commission and World Conference.
Dr. Orman has served as a Director of Bands at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. Her previous university posts include positions at the University of West Alabama, George Mason University, and, most recently, as the Julian R. & Sidney Nicolle Carruth Professor of Music Education at Louisiana State University, and Distinguished Professor of Music Education at UNC-Charlotte.