Music Education

Lisa DeLorenzo   Lisa DeLorenzo
Professor of Music
Music Education
Graduate Coordinator
973-655-7220
delorenzol@mail.montclair.edu

Prof. DeLorenzo holds an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MME from Indiana University, and a BS from West Chester State University - all degrees in music education. At MSU she is the Coordinator of Music Education where she teaches music education courses and supervises student teachers. Her interests in creative and critical thinking and movement/dance as well as teacher education have provided material for numerous articles in practitioners and research journals. In addition, Prof. DeLorenzo continually seeks teaching opportunities with young children. Her work as a public school music teacher, with the MSU Preparatory Division, and on a Hopi Indiana Reservation attest to that interest. In 1993-1994, Prof. DeLorenzo was awarded a John A. Goodlad Fellowship for study at the Institute for Educational Inquiry in Seattle. Her fellowship was one of eighteen selected throughout the country to examine teacher education and school renewal. She served on a writing panel for the New Jersey Department of Education to draft the core proficiencies for music instruction in the State of New Jersey and has been a clinician on music teaching throughout the Eastern region of the USA. Her affiliations with teaching organizations include the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA), and other nationally recognized education organizations.


Marissa Silverman   Marissa Silverman
Assistant Professor of Music
Music Education
Undergraduate Coordinator
973-655-7779
silvermanm@mail.montclair.edu

Marissa Silverman (BA, MFA, MST, PhD) has taught at New York University (2000-2009), Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, Rutgers University, and Long Island City High School (Queens, New York). She has published in the International Journal of Music Education, Music Education Research, the International Journal of Community Music, Visions of Research in Music Education, and the New York Times. Her research interests include music education philosophy, general music, artistic interpretation, teacher education, and interdisciplinary curriculum development. She is presently at work on two music education texts for Oxford University Press, as well as several book chapters. She holds a PhD in music performance (flute) from NYU Steinhardt, as well as a BA in English Literature. She has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in many New York venues (including Merkin Hall and Alice Tully Hall) and has performed at many festivals, as well as with such groups as the San Francisco Mozartean. Her special performance interests include the French Baroque, chamber works of the late Classical period, and contemporary Russian music. She is a founding member of the Paumanok Woodwind Quintet, the Elysian Flute Quartet, and Metro Flutes, and has performed with many renowned artists, including Kenneth Cooper, Ronald Roseman, and David Krakauer. 


Adam Patrick Bell
Assistant Professor
Music Technology

Music Education
Main Office: 973-655-7217
bellad@mail.montclair.edu

Adam Patrick Bell is Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Music Education. Prior to joining the faculty in the John J. Cali School of Music, Bell was a researcher at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at New York University from 2009-2013. His current research interests include self-led learning with digital audio workstations, home recording practices, video and screen recording ethnographic research methods for music education, and de-marginalizing music education practices with music technology. He has published in the International Journal of Education and the Arts, Music Therapy Perspectives, and British Journal of Music Education. He holds a BA(Honours), B.Ed, and M.Ed from Queen's University (Kingston, Canada), and a PhD from New York University.


Heather Buchanan   Heather Buchanan
Professor of Music
Director of Choral Activities
Music Education
973-655-7913
buchananh@mail.montclair.edu
Heather Buchanan - Website
Choral Program - General Information (PDF)

Heather J. Buchanan, PhD, conducts the 170-voice Chorale, 60-voice University Singers, and 24-voice Vocal Accord. Choirs under her direction have won critical acclaim for their “vibrant sound,” “eloquence”, and for singing with the “crispness and dexterity of a professional choir.” Her choirs have collaborated with many international artists including Meredith Monk, Mícheál ÓSúílleabháin, Tarik O’Regan, Joseph Flummerfelt, Sarah Hopkins, Chen Yi, members of the Vienna Philharmonic strings, Richard Alston Dance Company, and conductors Neeme Järvi, Jacques LaCombe, John Maucceri, and Susie Benchail Seiter with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Buchanan holds degrees from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Australia), Westminster Choir College of Rider University (USA), and the University of New England (Australia). A licensed Andover Educator, she teaches Body Mapping and somatic pedagogy for musicians. Her publications include co-editing and compiling Teaching Music through Performance in Choir (GIA), a chapter in Teaching Singing in the 21st Century (Springer), a DVD Evoking Sound: Body Mapping & Gesture Fundamentals (GIA), and choral octavos in the Evoking Sound Choral Series (GIA). A vibrant teacher, dynamic performer, and passionate musicians’ health advocate, Dr. Buchanan is in demand as a guest conductor, somatic educator, and choral clinician in the US and abroad.


 Thomas McCauley Thomas McCauley
Associate Professor of Music
Director of University Bands
973-655-7036
mccauleyt@mail.montclair.edu

Thomas McCauley is the conductor of the MSU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. He came to the Cali School from the University of Indianapolis, where he was Director of Instrumental Music Activities and the founder of the University of Indianapolis Chamber (later Symphony) Orchestra. He earned a Doctor of Music degree in conducting from Northwestern University where his primary teacher was Mallory Thompson, and holds a Master and Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has been mentored by such notable conductors as Larry Rachleff and Stanley DeRusha. At the Cali School, Dr. McCauley initiated a workshop called the Weekend Wind Conducting Symposium held in November with special guest clinicians from around the world, building on his past work with such notable clinicians as Eugene Corporon, Jerry Junkin, Craig Kirchhoff, Felix Hauswirth, and Mallory Thompson. He has appeared as guest conductor with the Northshore Concert Band, as associate conductor of the Indianapolis Brass Choir at the 15th International Congress of the International Society for the Investigation and Promotion of Band Music in Italy, and he has led the University of Indianapolis Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra on a tour of the major cities of Austria. Dr. McCauley was the creator and host of Music Education Matters, a 30-minute radio talk show heard weekly on WICR in Indianapolis. The Nevada Music Educator’s Association named him Music Educator of the Year in 1995, and the Indiana Music Educators Association honored him with an Outstanding University Music Educator Award in 2006.


Shelley Axelson McCauley   Shelley Axelson McCauley
Assistant Professor
Music Education
Director of Campus-Community Band
Pep Band
Main Office: 973-655-7212
mccauleys@mail.montclair.edu

Before coming to the Cali School, Shelley Axelson held a similar position at the University of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana, where her responsibilities included teaching conducting, clarinet, and a variety of instrumental music education classes. Prior to her appointment at Indianapolis, Prof. Axelson was the Director of Bands at Central College in Pella, Iowa, Pasco Middle School in Dade City, Florida (co-author of Secondary Music Curriculum), and Richardson Junior High School in Richardson, Texas. Prof. Axelson received an undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of South Florida, a Master's Degree in Conducting from the University of Michigan, and the Doctor of Music degree in Conducting from Northwestern University. Her principal conducting teachers were Mallory Thompson and H. Robert Reynolds.


Barry Centanni
Adjunct Professor
Percussion Techniques
Main Office: 973-655-7212
centannib@mail.montclair.edu


Ardith Collins
Adjunct Professor
Strings Techniques
Main Office: 973-655-7212


Curt Ebersole
Adjunct Professor
Music Education
Main Office: 973-655-7212


Ethan Hein
Adjunct Professor
Music Technology

Main Office: 973-655-7217
Blog
Music

 

Ethan Hein is a researcher with the NYU Steinhardt Music Experience Design Lab (MusEDLab). The lab’s flagship project is Play With Your Music, an online audio production class serving thousands of students. The current session allows students to work directly on original multitracks by Peter Gabriel. Ethan has taught guitar, composition, music theory and production privately for the past fifteen years, and is an active freelance producer and session musician. He is a regular contributor to the Disquiet Junto, a group of musicians who respond to weekly, fast-turnaround assignments to compose, record, and share new music. Ethan’s recent Junto project, a modern rendering of a 100 year old blues song, was featured on WNYC’s Soundcheck. Hear this piece and many others: http://soundcloud.com/ethanhein/ Ethan maintains an influential music blog. Essays appearing there have been assigned in course syllabi at The Cooper Union, Wesleyan College, City College of New York and elsewhere. His writing has also appeared on Slate.com and in a forthcoming book on the use of video games in education. 


Darrell Hendricks
Adjunct Professor
Brass Techniques
Main Office: 973-655-7212
hendricksd@mail.montclair.edu


Raif Hyseni
Adjunct Professor
Balkan Ensemble
Main Office: 973-655-7212


Robert Levin
Adjunct Professor
African Drums
Main Office: 973-655-7212
levinr@mail.montclair.edu


Deborah Mello
Adjunct Professor
Choral Methods 
Main Office: 973-655-7212
mellod@mail.montclair.edu


Craig Yaremko
Adjunct Professor
Woodwinds Techniques
Main Office: 973-655-7212
yaremkoc@mail.montclair.edu