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Spotlight on Faculty: Lori Custodero’s Subway Series  ☆

Dr. Lori Custodero is looking at young children and music with her new subway study.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by marieweller.

Dr. Lori Custodero, Associate Professor of Music and Music Education, has established an Early Childhood Music concentration at Teachers College that integrates pedagogy and research through both theory and practice. She has just returned from Greece, where she presented her research to colleagues in music education and music psychology at three conference venues. It was …

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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 …

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Student Spotlight: Christine de Michele 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Pressible.

By Keisha Hirlinger Singer-songwriter, interdisciplinary artist and Master’s of Music Education student, Christine de Michele, blurs the lines between art forms, musical genres and performance practices. Join her on a visual and musical journey at her Master’s Recital Fast Forward Play Pause on Friday, May 11th at 7 p.m. in Milbank Chapel. Your bio says …

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Student Spotlight: Christine de Michele 

Don't miss Music Ed's Christine de Michele and her multi-media Master’s Recital "Fast Forward Play Pause" on Friday, May 11th at 7 p.m. in Milbank Chapel.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Pressible.

By Keisha Hirlinger Singer-songwriter, interdisciplinary artist and Master’s of Music Education student, Christine de Michele, blurs the lines between art forms, musical genres and performance practices. Join her on a visual and musical journey at her Master’s Recital Fast Forward Play Pause on Friday, May 11th at 7 p.m. in Milbank Chapel. Your bio says …

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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 …

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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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“Catch Kids Where They Are”: Spotlight on Music and Music Education Student Lauren Ackerman 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Lauren Ackerman is a first-year Ed.D. student in Music and Education.  She is the coach of the Columbia University Marching Band and is a student teacher supervisor for her program. Can you please share your educational and teaching background? I went to undergrad at Vanderbilt University and I got my Bachelor’s in General Instrumental Music.  …

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Elizabeth Tanner McAnally: Urban Educator Opens Students to the World of Music 

Elizabeth McAnally holds an MA in Music Education (’91) from TC and has taught students K–8 in the School District of Philadelphia for the past 20 years. She currently teaches General Music and is co-director of the 180-voice choir at Wilson Middle School.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Elizabeth McAnally holds an MA in Music Education (’91) from TC and has taught students K–8 in the School District of Philadelphia for the past 20 years. She currently teaches General Music and is co-director of the 180-voice choir at Wilson Middle School.  She serves as cooperating teacher for music education students at Temple University …

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Justine Dolorfino: Music, Technology and…Pharmaceuticals 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Justine Dolorfino, EdM Student in Music and Music Education Tell us about your academic career and how you found your way to TC. I did my undergrad at Kalamazoo College, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  It’s a tiny Liberal Arts school, and I went there mainly for their emphasis on study abroad.  Around 86% of students go …

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Experiencing the Arts with the Creative Arts Laboratory  ☆


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Justine Dolorfino.

During the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium, the Music & Music Education program's Dr. Lenore Pogonowski presented a session titled "Engaging in Multi-Disciplinary Artistic Experiences" to a diverse class. The audience, consisting of men and women who taught a variety of disciplines, seemed to not know what to expect at first, though a 5 minute …

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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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The Department of Arts & Humanities Announces a New Blog 

Follow along for updates regarding the upcoming symposium!


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

As we ramp up for The Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium, being held April 28th & 29th at Teachers College, the Department of Arts & Humanities announces a new blog dedicated entirely to news and updates pertaining to the Symposium. The blog will provide a preview of all the exciting events taking place …

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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 …

Posted 78 months ago by

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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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Spotlight on Alumna Christianne Roll: Professor, Performer, Student 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Christianne, what inspired you as a child to be involved in musical theater? I was always interested in singing, and was surrounded by music from an early age.  My parents met in their college choir.  My brother was always singing and is now a music professional as well.  My mother was a private singing instructor …

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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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New TC Collaboration Investigates Democracy Through Jazz 

A look at how music is being used interdisciplinarily in other programs at Teachers College.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Sandy.

Let Freedom Swing: Conversations on Jazz and Democracy" explores the deep relations of jazz music and elements of democratic practices. The project, officially launched over the weekend, is a collaboration between Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Documentary Group, Teachers College, and The Rockefeller Foundation. The innovative presentation combines the traditional study of American democracy …

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