Mary A. Leglar is professor emeritus of music education. Teaching areas, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, include choral methods and literature, foundations of education, teacher education practica, action research, and curriculum and supervision. She is editor of the Southeastern Journal of Music Education and the Georgia Music News, and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Music Teacher Education.
For The International Society of Music Education (ISME), she produced and edited The Role of Community Music in a Changing World. During her tenure as chair of the MENC National Council of State Editors, she authored the Handbook for Editors of State Music Education Association Journals.
Leglar has published in a number of professional journals, including the International Journal of Music Education, and has co-authored chapters on teacher education in The Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (Schirmer) and The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (Oxford).
Her research on teacher education has been presented at numerous professional conferences throughout the U.S., and in Canada, Brazil, Korea, Germany, Finland, and Puerto Rico. She is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, holding an M.M. degree in organ performance and a Ph.D. in music education with minors in organ performance and musicology.