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Jennifer B.
Classical Music Expert
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About Jennifer
I just finished an 8-year stint as a stay-at-home mother, which was awesome, but I am excited now to begin teaching again and sharing my love for music with others. Prior to being a home manager, I was a professional French horn performer, studious academic (I even earned my Doctor of Musical Arts by writing a dissertation on the music of G.F. Handel), and professor of music history.
Teaching Experience
I have taught various music history courses at 6 NYC-based colleges. Some of these classes were basic music appreciation, while others were music in the context of Western cultural history as a whole. I was always active coaching my students not only on the lesson material but also on their writing skills. I have experience working with college faculty and public school teachers, helping them implement writing into their courses--both ELA and other subjects. In addition, I have spent a great deal of time working with students one-on-one with...
Education
CUNY Graduate School and University Center
Musical Arts
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
1999 - 2007
Stony Brook University
Music
Master's Degree
1995 - 1997
Indiana University - Bloomington
Music
Bachelor's Degree
1989 - 1994
Work Experience
Graduate Center, CUNY, Stanton/Heiskell Telecommunications Policy Center, Mentor, Project STRETCH
2006 - 2007
I was the recipient of this prestigious fellowship, and during the course of the year I worked with teachers and students in high-needs public schools, implementing online writing classes using an interactive learning environment called the "Moodle."
Various NYC Colleges, including Manhattan College, College of Mount Saint Vincent, and Baruch College, Adjunct Faculty
2001 - 2007
As a faculty member, I was responsible for all aspects of the course, including teaching, syllabus creation, grading, administering disciplinary procedures, and meeting with students and parents during the course of the semester.
Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, CUNY Writing Fellow
2005 - 2006
This was a highly competitive fellowship, for which I was required to work with faculty members at KCC to implement writing into their non-English classes, as well as with students, most of whom were native-born Russian speakers, improve their writing in these classes.
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