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Ed.D, Teachers College, Columbia University
Andrea has most recently served as the Andrea is the Director of Curriculum at MusicFirst in NYC and Director of Student Teaching in the program of Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University where she successfully completed her Doctoral degree in Music Education as of May, 2016. She taught K-12 music in Vermont public schools, founded and conducted community choirs with students aged 3-80 for over 16 years and maintained a private voice studio before returning to life as a student in NYC. Since then she has worked with undergraduate and graduate level students to develop skills, understandings and approaches toward music education in both the music and non-music classroom. Andrea’s musical training and teaching experiences include piano, voice, general music, choir, band, theory and musical theater. These experiences along with her work with pre-service teachers, continues to inform Andrea’s commitment to music education. Her dissertation, “Musical Expression in the High School Choral Classroom” is now available online.