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Philadelphia Wind Symphony Debut Performance  ☆

THE PHILADELPHIA WIND SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES ITS DEBUT PERFORMANCE Highlighting Philadelphia composers in the wind ensemble tradition Virginia Allen, Artistic Director Sunday, December 4 at 3 p.m. Levitt Auditorium in Gershman Hall 401 South Broad Street The Philadelphia Wind Symphony is a 51-member wind ensemble comprised solely of volunteer musicians from the local area who are dedicated to …

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SONGS OF INNOCENCE  ☆

The Program in Music and Music Education invites you to a Faculty Recital Songs of Innocence Thursday, November 3 at 7pm The program will also be performed as a Children’s Concert Friday, November 11 at 10:30 am Both concerts will take place in Milbank Chapel Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, Soprano Dwight Manning, Oboe Nicole Becker, Piano and …

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Songs of Innocence  ☆

A faculty recital of music inspired by William Blake’s Songs of Innocence. Thursday, November 3, 7:00pm The program will also be performed as a Children’s Concert Friday, November 11 at 10:30 am Both concerts will take place in Milbank Chapel Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, Soprano Dwight Manning, Oboe Nicole Becker, Piano and Soprano Jocelyn Stewart, Harpsichord Richard …

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Fall 2011 Wednesday Night Reading Group  ☆


Reposted from Music & Music Education. Written by Carey Reed.

A Wednesday Night Reading Group Announcement from Music & Education Assistant Professor Randall Allsup: This study group is preparation for a forthcoming article about epistemology and qualitative research.  I invite all doctoral students and interested Masters’ students in attending this bi-monthly discussion group. My preliminary thesis goes something like this.  The twentieth-century witnessed a profound …

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Fall 2011 Jazz at Lincoln Center-WeBop!  ☆

WeBop! is an early-childhood jazz education program in which children (ages eight months - five years) and their parents/caregivers learn about jazz's improvisation, creative process, instruments, styles and great performers. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Lori Custodero.

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Fall 2011 Wednesday Night Reading Group  ☆

A Wednesday Night Reading Group Announcement from Music Education Assistant Professor Randall Allsup: This study group is preparation for a forthcoming article about epistemology and qualitative research. I invite all doctoral students and interested Masters’ students in attending this bi-monthly discussion group.

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Creativity Salon with Dr. Lori Custodero and the Haftecks  ☆

“Beauty is ... the ocean.” says Claire (11) and starts to dance. With grace, imagination, purpose and incredible detail, she moves through the room - first by herself with a flowing scarf, then together with her younger sister Lucie (8). These wonderfully gifted children embodied in their various artistic expressions what Dr. Custodero defined earlier …

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Faculty Piano Recital  ☆

Dr. John Gavalchin performs work by Schubert, Chopin and Mussorgsky at 7:30pm Friday, April 29th in Milbank Chapel on the TC campus. He has performed as concert pianist throughout North and South America and has given master classes in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Gavalchin previously taught piano at New York University and has been …

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Garage Band: An experiment in democratic music education  ☆

Check out this great event at the Creativity Symposium next week!

In our consideration of how creativity is manifested, it’s natural to immediately jump to music and art. But musicians aren’t all that creative or innovative. At least that’s what Randall Allsup, Assistant Professor of Music Education at Teachers College, would say. Dr. Allsup argues that musicians, at least those trained in the traditional or classical …

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Webop returns 

WeBop returns! A jazz education program for children 8 months to 5 years. In collaboration with TC's Dr. Lori Custodero and Jazz at Lincoln Center

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The 7th International Conference for Research in Music Education 

The 7th International Conference for Research in Music Education 12-16th April, 2011 at University of Exeter Graduate School of Education University of Exeter Graduate School of Education ( The aim of the conference is to gather together researchers, teachers and practitioners to share and discuss their research which is concerned with all aspects …

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Maestro Dino Anagnost 

We deeply regret to inform you that our distinguished alumni, cherished friend, Music Director and Conductor of The Little Orchestra Society, and long time faculty member Maestro Dino Anagnost, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Maestro Anagnost is survived by his business partner of 45 years, John Kordel Juliano of New York City and …

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Finland: An Unanticipated Paradise  ☆


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

A Conversation with 
Randall Everett Allsup, Professor of Music Education and Fulbright Scholar Right now, Finland and its educational system are enjoying their time in the sun.  Bolstered by the attention of progressive educators (see Samuel E. Abram’s January 2011 New Republic article, ‘The Children Must Play’) and sky high PISA scores, the nation is …

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Dr. Randall Allsup honored as keynote speaker at CARMU 2011  ☆

Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan is hosting  2011 Conference on Music Learning and Teaching at the Center for Applied Research in Musical Understanding (CARMU), the third annual conference for music educators, from March 10-12 2011. Keynote speakers will include Dr. Randall Allsup from Columbia University's Teachers College and TC Alumna Cathy Benedict from New …

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Creativity, Imagination and Innovation Symposium  ☆


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Lydia Kim.

The Department of Arts and Humanities endorses the intrinsic value of creativity and imagination in education. To that end, we invite you to attend the Creativity, Imagination and Innovation Symposium on April 28th and 29th. Thursday, April 28: 6 PM to 9 PM Reception in Macy Gallery Experiential Workshops in Creativity (Paint Images, Join a …

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Merging Creativity and Research: Professor Lori Custodero  ☆


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Tara Tarpey.

Lori Custodero, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Music and Music Education, is not only a gifted musician, but also an acclaimed scholar with a innovative focus: creativity. For the past 18 years, Lori’s research has focused on improvisation, particularly on the topics of flow experience, spontaneous musicality in children, and the relationship between adult …

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METOS Conference October, 2010 

As many of you know, Teachers College is fortunate to have a pioneer for the integration of music technology in the classroom.  Dr. James Frankel was the link my discovery of the Music Education and Technology Online Summit (METOS) that occurred October 11, 2010.  Fortunately, the conference lectures have been available as archived recordings since …

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Conferences, Professional Development, and Dr. Jim Frankel 

As previously mentioned on our blog, Brigid Moran and I recently returned from MENC's Music Education Week 2010 in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. We were aided in our live-blogging efforts by Dr. Jim Frankel, Teachers College professor, and Andrew Ritenour and Andy Zweibel from musicedmajor.net.

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Two TC students covering Music Ed Week, sponsored by SoundTree 

Two pre-service Teachers College music and music education students, Brigid Moran and Justine Dolorfino, will be live-blogging and recapping sessions from MENC's Music Education Week in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area from June 25-29. Thanks to the generosity of SoundTree and Teachers College's own Dr. James Frankel, we, along with Andy Zweibel and Andrew Ritenour …

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