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Donald Byrd (EdD ’82) passes away at age of 80 

Great jazz trumpeter, Donald Byrd, who was equally dedicated to education, has passed away.  Byrd graduated in 1982 with his EdD. from the Program in Music and Music Education at Teachers College. The title of his dissertation is "The performance and analysis of an original Afro-American musical composition for trumpet and orchestra." His sponsor was Professor Robert …

Posted 19 months ago by Dwight Manning

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Songs of Renewal & the Spring: A Concert of Classical Art Song 

Songs of Renewal & the Spring: A Concert of Classical Art Song Compositions by: Fauré, de Kenessey, Grieg, Beach, Poulenc, Legrand, Mandel, Porter, Pearson Thomas. Poetry of:  Louise de Vilmorin, e.e. cummings, Charles van Lerberghe, Moira Linehan, Holger Drachmann, Edna St. Vincent Millay. Lisa Daehlin, soprano Richard Pearson Thomas, pianist Tuesday, April 2nd 2013; 6:00pm

Posted 19 months ago by Dwight Manning

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Alumna Allison Wood seeking chaperones, March 15 

Former student of TC, Ms. Allison Hungate Wood, is taking her choir to Solo NYSSMA next Thursday, March 15th, hosted by the Bronx’s Celia Cruz High School of Music. Ms. Wood is in need of a few additional chaperones, and thought this could make for a great opportunity for current TC students to both receive …

Posted 19 months ago by Dwight Manning

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Stephen Cedermark (MA ’08) teaches opera in elementary school 

Check out how TC alum Stephen Cedermark (MA '08) positions opera as learning space in his elementary classroom in Brooklyn and at the MET!

Posted 20 months ago by Dwight Manning

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Theodora Huang to present at APSMER/AEC 

Theodora Huang will present her research paper on the TC Youth Choir at the 9th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research/Arts Education Conference. The conference theme is "Arts Education and the Community". The conference will take place in Singapore July 17-19, 2013

Posted 21 months ago by Dwight Manning

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The Every Voice Choir: 1/23 @ 6:30 

The Every Voice Choir at Teachers College, in collaboration with the New Directions Youth Chorale, presents "Peace Seekers" A concert honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and five of his fellow Nobel Peace laureates. Wednesday, January 23, 2013  6:30 pm Milbank Chapel Teachers College, Columbia University 525 West 120th Street (between Broadway and …

Posted 21 months ago by Dwight Manning

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Move Into the Light 12/14 @ 7:00 

Move Into the Light. December 14 7:00pm Milbank Chapel. LISA DAEHLIN, soprano and RICHARD PEARSON THOMAS, pianist. Classical Art Song in French, English, Norwegian – works by Barber, Bernstein, Duparc, Grieg, Hahn, Pearson Thomas, Poulenc, Satie.

Posted 23 months ago by Dwight Manning

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Youth Choir at TC 

Youth Choir at TC for Kids Ages 10-13. Rehearsals Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 Every Voice Choirs invites young people ages 10-13 to join the Every Voice Choir at Teachers College, an Ensemble in Residence in the Program in Music and Music Education. We welcome all students who commit to participating in weekly rehearsals; there is no audition. …

Posted 24 months ago by Dwight Manning

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Dustin Kaufman (Music and Music Education Ed.M. ’12) a Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition Finalist  ☆

Jazz drummer Dustin Kaufman (Music and Music Education Ed.M. '12) has been selected as one of the 12 semifinalists for the 25th Annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, to be held on Sept. 22 and 23 in Washington. Presented by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the competition is widely regarded as the most prestigious …

Posted 25 months ago by Amy Wolf

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Live Music at the Everett Cafe Sept. 19 

The Everett Cafe sponsors 1-hour musical performances by musicians, solo through to quintets, from the Teachers College community. Music and Music Education Alumnus David Chidsey (Classical Guitar) Wednesday, September 19, 5-6pm

Posted 25 months ago by Dwight Manning

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Spotlight on Music & Music Education Alumni Haakon and Martha Smith  ☆

Recently, the Music and Music Education program checked in with alumni Haakon and Martha Smith (he has a Master of Arts, a Master of Music Education and an Ed.D.C.T. from TC '96; she completed post-graduate studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and has an Ed.D.C.T. from TC '87).  The Smiths are directors of the …

Posted 28 months ago by Amy Wolf

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Graduate Spotlight: Mari Black, Music and Music Education 


Reposted from Music & Music Education. Written by melissadawnshapiro121.

Mari is a talented multi-style violinist and has recently completed her dissertation concerning the college experiences of professional multi-style violin string players.  She plays jazz, tango, folk, Western Classical, as well as Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddling.  She is a performer, teacher, and researcher.  She graduated from the doctoral music education program at Teachers College …

Posted 29 months ago by Dwight Manning

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Philadelphia Wind Symphony, May 8 University of the Arts 

THE PHILADELPHIA WIND SYMPHONY presents Visions Virginia Allen, Artistic Director Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7 pm Levitt Auditorium in Gershman Hall University of the Arts, 401 South Broad Street Center City Philadelphia ♦ General Admission ~ $10 ♦ Students and Seniors with valid ID ~ $5 Admission payable in cash at door prior to …

Posted 30 months ago by Dwight Manning

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MayDay Group Colloquium 24, June 20-24 

MayDay Group Colloquium 24 "The Aims of Music Education" June 20-23, 2012 Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan USA. Cultural Values and Musical Goals: Investigating an Irish Fiddle Class Nathaniel Olson, EDD Candidate. Music as a Source for Self Actualization: The Pedagogy of Confidence Applied in an Urban Middle School Choral Setting Nicole Becker, EDD …

Posted 30 months ago by Dwight Manning

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CMS 33rd Northeast Regional Conference 

College Music Society 33rd Northeast Regional Conference March 16-17, 2012 State University of New York-Fredonia Fredonia, New York Dr. Carol Ann Aicher, Program Committee Chair Dr. Robert Horowitz, Keynote Speaker "Music in our Lives: The Cognitive, Social, and Personal Dimensions of Musical Experience" Dr. Barbara Nowicki, Lecture Recital " The Polish Art Song: Revealing a …

Posted 31 months ago by Dwight Manning

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Read Rekha Rajan’s Book!  ☆

Corwin: Integrating the Performing Arts in Grades K–5: Rekha S. Rajan: 9781452203959

Posted 32 months ago by melissadawnshapiro121

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Alumni op-ed on The Hechinger Report 

‘Shut up and teach’: The high stakes of teacher voice By Eric Shieh. "Halfway through my third year of teaching music, in 2007, administrators in my St. Louis district decided to cut student time in the arts by 64 percent at the middle-school level as part of a plan to improve student test-scores. Appalled, I …

Posted 33 months ago by Dwight Manning

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Jo-Yu Chen’s new jazz trio album on Sony “Incomplete Soul” 

Jo-Yu Chen (EdD 2005) jazz trio album "Incomplete Soul" The new trio album "Incomplete Soul" was released 9/20 by Sony Music. It has been the best selling instrumental jazz album in Taiwan and was released it November in Hong Kong. The trio recently shot their first music video in NYC A native of Taiwan, Jo-Yu …

Posted 35 months ago by Dwight Manning

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Alumni Reception at the NYSSMA Winter Conference 

All alumni of the TC Program in Music and Music Education are invited: Alumni Reception Program in Music and Music Education Teachers College, Columbia University 2011 Winter Conference of the New York State School Music Association Immediately following the evening concert Friday, December 2, 2011 Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside Gleason Room

Posted 35 months ago by Dwight Manning

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Spotlight on Alumni: Erik Holmgren 

Dr. Erik Holmgren is Director of the Abreu Fellows Program, an El Sistema-inspired certificate program in its third year at New England Conservatory.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Recently, the Gazette talked with Erik Holmgren, TC alum and Education Director of the Abreu Fellows Program about his career path, the power of music, and the visionary global movement that he is a part of. You are the Education Director of the Abreu Fellows Program for El Sistema.  Tell us about your background and …

Posted 37 months ago by Dwight Manning

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