TÜRKMEB (Turkic World Music Education Association) Honarary President
He was born in 1941 at Üçpınar (Hocaköy village) of Bozkır Town of Konya City. Just after he passed primary school at his village. He entered İvriz Köy Enstitüsü (Rural Training School) in 1953. He finished İstanbul Primary Education Teachers’ Training School in 1959 and Gazi Education institute Music Department in 1962. He completed License Degree in Art in the field of Violin and Violin Teaching and received majoring education in Köln State High Music School in germany during 1962-1965. He returned home in 1965 and while continuing his music teaching works, he entered in Hacettepe University in 1974 and completed License in Science (1976) and taken Master Degree (1978) and Doctor’s Degree (1982) in the field of Program Development and Evaluation in Education and taken Proficiency in Art Degree (1985) which equivalent to doctoral degree in Music Department in Gazi University.
He served as primary school teacher (village school) in 1959 for a short time and in 1962 for a very short time (temporary assignment) and as secondary school teacher for two years during 1965-1967 (Ankara Primary Education Teachers’ Training School Musci Seminary). He has served in Gazi Eğitim since 1965. He become assistant professor in 1984, associate professor in 1986 and professor in 1987 in the field of Music Education of in Music Department of Gazi University (gÜ) Gazi Education Faculty where he has being served since 1965. He served in GÜ GEF Music Education Department for many years as Department Head (1981-1982, 1985-1994), Assistant Department Head (1982-1985), Head of Department of Music (1985-1994) and as Head of Turkish Music Education Research – Development Center (1993 – 2003).
He participated in Europe Music Education Forum organized in germany in 1990 as being invited on behalf of Turkey. He had part among the founder members of Europe School Music Education Association (EAS) and served as Board Director for many years. in 1991, he was admitted to membership of South Europe Countries Music Education international Working Society (Arge Süd). in 1996, he had part among the founder members SEDER – Art Teachers Society in Turkey and served as the first Board Director. in 1999, he become a member of MÜZED – Music Teachers Society. in 2000, he was granted as Member and Chairman of MÜZED Honor Board. Ali Uçan is the honorary president of TURKMEB (Turkic World Music Education Association).
He gave various solo and dual recitals as well as chamber music and orchestra concerts as violinist. He involved in educational and non-educational activities in different branches of music as a Musician. And as a Teacher and Science Man, he performed many studies and researches – analyzes – essays in culture, art, music, violin and education of music teaching as well as in the field of program development, he published books and articles. He designed and realized various finding, initiating, setting, configuring and developing studies that many of them were leading feature and in corporate level. He trained a large number of music teacher, music education teacher, artist, scientist and researcher. He delivered lectures for license, master degree, doctoral degree and equivalent proficiency levels in art in various universities in addition to gazi University and managed and advised thesis.
He took part in several board membership and served various expertise and consulting services in MEB – Ministry of National Education, KB – Ministry of Culture, YÖK – Higher Education Board, TRT – Turkish National Television, UNESCOTurkish National Commission, ÖSYM – Student Selection and Placement Center and AKDTYK Atatürk Culture Center. He took charge as organizer, executor and evaluator in a very wide range of scientific – artistic panels, seminars, symposiums, congresses and conventions in corporate, national, international and intercontinental levels both in home and abroad.
He delivered post graduate lectures and managed thesis in Hacettepe and Bilkent Universities in addition to gazi University. Moreover, he served as post graduate thesis advisor in Ankara University inside Ankara and in ErzurumAtatürk and İzmir-Dokuz Eylül Universities outside Ankara. On the other hand, he gave various conferences in many university almost in every region of Country.
in abroad, he honored Letter of gratitude and Appreciation (2005) by EAS- Europe School Music Education Association. in home, he awarded Music Service Award (1994) by Mavi Nota Journal, Award for Services to Music Education (2006) by MÜZED – Music Teachers Society, “Man of Year in Music” Success Award (2006) by gazi University and Music Teachers Honor Award Honor Award (2013) which is given by Andante Journal within the scope of Donizetti Classic Music Awards. He has more than 30 books published by various organizations, publishers and journals both in home and abroad, about 350 scientific / artistic studies, declarations and articles, about 250 small and mid scale authentic compositions composed for violin education and about 100 adaptation and arrangement as well as 10 school sing with three choices composed for general music education.