Dominique Petite is the Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Kennesaw State University, where she teaches courses in music education and choral pedagogy, conducts the Treble Choir, and supervises student teachers. Prior to her appointment at KSU, she was an Assistant Professor of Instruction in Choral Music Education at Ohio University, where she conducted choirs, supervised student teachers, and taught courses in music education, conducting, and pedagogy. While at OU, her treble choir, Bella Voce, was invited to perform at the Ohio Choral Directors Association conference.
Petite has a DMA in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University. She earned a BME and MME in Choral Music Education from Florida State University. Her research interests include rehearsal pedagogy, fostering musicianship in ensemble settings, mentorship across the teaching continuum, and utilizing energetics in choral rehearsals. Dr. Petite has presented her research at state and regional ACDA and NAfME conferences and has publications in ChorTeach and The Choral Scholar & American Choral Review.
Before beginning her doctoral work, Petite taught middle and high school music for fourteen years, specializing in Treble Choir and AP Music Theory. Her ensembles consistently received superior ratings for performance and sight-singing at district choral adjudications, and her students had high participation in Southern Division and National ACDA Honor Choirs, GMEA Sight-Reading Choir, and Georgia All-State Chorus.
Dr. Petite has maintained an active performance schedule, including singing in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and ASO Chamber Chorus and solo work as a blues and acoustic rock artist in the Atlanta area. She currently performs with Coro Vocati (Atlanta) and Red Shift (Baton Rouge). Dr. Petite is a member of ACDA, NCCO, NAfME, and CMS.