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Berklee City Music Summit in Partnership with TC Music Ed Engenders Shared Learning and Student Engagement 

By Linda Flores for the Music and Music Education Program Berklee at TC TC Music Ed launched an exciting new partnership with Berklee College of Music this fall when it hosted their annual Berklee City Music Summit. The College supports the Berklee City Music Network, a consortium of 47 organizations that offers scholarships, individualized mentoring, and …

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Mark Oleszko Reflects on Writing and Performing with the Lincoln Center College Cabaret 

by Sandra Forlemu for Music & Music Education When and how did you start playing the piano? I started playing piano really young – when I was 4! My parents enrolled me in a group music class for toddlers, but at that point I wasn’t ready to take it seriously. I started taking actual private …

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Teachers College’s Evelyn Troester DeGraf and the Ghostlight Chorus Win Third Prize at International Chamber Choir Competition 

By Evelyn Troester DeGraf, Ed.M. GHOSTLIGHT Chorus, a New York based, mixed chamber choir directed by Evelyn Troester DeGraf,  recently won third prize in their first-ever competition at the 14th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf in Marktoberdorf, Germany. The competition, which has been held in Marktoberdorf every two years since 1989, has hosted over 200 amateur …

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#HipHopMusicEd 

It's never too late to seek out inspiration. Click on the link below to hear some smooth and thought-provoking hip-hop tunes from Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, De La Soul and others. Listen to the #HipHopMusicEd Playlist here, if you'd like. Happy listening!

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Embedded: Alyson Greenfield in the Creativity and Problem Solving Music Education Class 

As a newcomer to Teachers College, I did not know what to expect when walking into Professor Randall Allsup’s Creativity and Problem Solving in Music Education class.  When entering the light-filled room, I was greeted by a couple of grand pianos, an inviting, semi-circle of chairs, and an excited buzz among the students. …

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Music Ed Students Perform at State of the College 

By Linda Flores, Academic Secretary for the Music & Music Education Program Fall semester was well underway when President Susan Fuhrman presented the State of the College address to a cross section of the TC community in Cowin Auditorium. She spoke glowingly of the many accomplishments by TC faculty, staff, and students in the past …

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Fall into Music Program Announces Openings for the TC Adult Community 

The eighth annual Fall into Music Program, beginning this October through December 2015, is seeking participants for the fall course cycle. The program features free Music Lessons for the TC Adult Community taught in conjunction with Music and Music Education’s Teaching Applied Music course.

Posted 21 months ago by

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Music & Music Ed Doc Students Gather for PD on Writing for Journal Publications 

On a balmy summer evening after hours of classes, a small group of Music and Music Education doctoral cohort students gathered together to hear Dr. Mary Hafeli, Professor of Art and Art Education, in one of the Professional Development workshops hosted by Music Ed Lecturer Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn.

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Sounds of Belonging: Fulbright Scholar Ailbhe Kenny on Communities of Musical Practice 

Dr. Ailbhe Kenny by Linda Flores In the midst of a hectic week of spring finals and performances, students and faculty gathered on a Tuesday evening to support and learn from Fulbright scholar, Ailbhe Kenny. Dr. Kenny, an Irish native, split her studies in the U.S. between Teachers College and New York University. She holds …

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Music to TC Students’ Ears: New Music Ed Scholarship Announced 

Long before the late Robert Pace became known for revolutionizing music study throughout the world, he was Lydia Morrongiello’s private piano teacher. Now through the Lydia Morrongiello Endowed Scholarship Fund for Music Education, Dr. Morrongiello (M.A.’64, Ed.D. ’75) is ensuring that future TC music students will benefit from Dr. Pace’s legacy.

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Music Ed PD Workshop Reveals Key “Extra-Musical Skills” for Music Career 

“What does a successful music career look like in the 21st century?” This was the driving question behind Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson’s Professional Development Workshop for the Music and Music Education community, the first of a series of workshops meant to prepare students with more tools for success, starting with simply acknowledging the many challenges of …

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Eric Oberstein (M.A. ’09) Wins GRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz Album 

Oberstein produced “The Offense of the Drum,” featuring Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Eric Oberstein (M.A. ’09) is an arts administrator, musician, educator, consultant, and co-chair of the inaugural Alumni Committee for the Program in Arts Administration at Teachers College. And now, he can add GRAMMY and Latin-GRAMMY winner to his list. …

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Music Ed Student Mark Oleszko to Perform at Lincoln Center 

Mark Oleszko, MA student in TC's Music Ed program, will perform at the David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on Friday, February 27 as part of the Lincoln Center College Cabaret. Oleszko was chosen by online vote as one of six artists to perform. Watch Matthew Sherrod and Shaunice Alexander sing Oleszko's song "Thinking Ahead."

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Jo-Yu Chen (Music and Music Education Ed.D.C.T. ’05) signed to Okeh / Sony Records  ☆

Pianist and composer Jo-Yu Chen (Music and Music Education Ed.D.C.T. ’05) has released her third album, “Stranger,” on Okeh/Sony Records and has joined the renowned International roster of Steinway artists. Jo-Yu is the first Taiwanese jazz artist to be signed to a major record label and has been featured in prestigious concert halls, venues, and …

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Reigniting Memories & Forging New Moments: A Former TC Student Uses Music to Build Bonds 

What do you think of when you hear a familiar song? Does a vivid memory play before your eyes? How do you react to the lyrics? Do you start singing and hope those around you will join in? The ability of a song to forge connections and evoke recollections is potent no matter your age …

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Jam Session: A Night of Community Music Making 

On the evening of Tuesday, April 22nd, the fourth floor of Horace Mann was alive with the hit songs of the Beatles. Hosted by the Musical Communities Project in conjunction with the Music & Music Education department, Dr. Lori Custodero planned the first jam session of the semester and extended an open invitation to all …

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GRAMMY foundation’s first Music Educator Award  ☆

Being a teacher can be a thankless job. Music teachers in particular have it rough, often finding their programs slashed in an era of budget cuts and high-stakes testing. In this hostile environment, the GRAMMY foundation has chosen to recognize music teachers with this year’s first-ever Music Educator Award. The foundation honored Kent Knappenberger with …

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TC Graduate Louis Hanzlik Joins American Brass Quintet 

Teachers College alumnus and professional trumpeter Louis Hanzlik has joined the prestigious American Brass Quintet. The internationally recognized chamber music group was founded in 1960 and is the longest continuously performing brass quintet in North America. The group’s 2013-2014 tour includes 12 states and Australia. The American Brass Quintet is in residence at The Juilliard …

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Music Student Julia Weldon In the Spotlight  ☆

Julia Weldon is a Teachers College student by day, and a rock star by night. The singer/songwriter has just released her sophomore album, Light Is a Ghost. The album presents a rich combination of styles and themes that showcase Weldon’s talents as a musician and a wordsmith. She’s been called “indie-folk-pop” and compared to Bon …

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New Faculty Profile: Dr. Marsha Baxter  ☆

International. Intercultural. Interdisciplinary. It’s impossible to describe Dr. Marsha Baxter’s career without repeatedly invoking those three words. She has just become a full-time faculty member at Teachers College, but she does much more than just teach classes and write scholarly articles. Baxter is producer, director, and editor of a new documentary called “For the Love …

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