Natalie Steele Royston is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at Iowa State University. She teaches courses in Music Education and supervises practicum and student teacher placements. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Royston served for three years with the Iowa State University bands, most recently as Associate Director of Bands, Director of the Cyclone Marching Band (ISUCF'V'MB), director of the women's basketball Pep Band, and conductor of the Concert Band. Previously, she served for six years as Associate Director of Bands at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas and taught in the public schools of Ohio for six years where her ensembles received consistent superior ratings at district and state events.
Dr. Royston received a Bachelor of Music Education degree and Master of Music degrees in Trombone Performance and Wind Conducting from Ohio University and a PhD in Music Education from the University of North Texas. Her biography is published in several recent editions of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. She has held memberships in Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Tau Beta Sigma, Mu Phi Epsilon, Music Educators National Conference, the College Band Directors National Association, and the Iowa, Ohio, and Texas Music Educators’ Association.
Dr. Royston is an active clinician and researcher. She has presented at conferences and research symposiums across the country and is published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Research and Issues in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, the Music Educators Journal, and the Instrumentalist.