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Jeanne Corinne Goffi-Fynn

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Soprano Jeanne Goffi-Fynn is active both as a performer and teacher in the New York City area.  Dr. Goffi-Fynn received her Doctorate from Columbia University, Teachers College where she was recently appointed as director of the Doctoral Cohort Program in the Program of Music and Music Education.  Her particular area of interest at Columbia is the applied music studio.  Previously, she was on the faculty of New York University, the New School Actor's Studio M.F.A. Program, William Paterson University, and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy.  She credits the beginning of her teaching career to Dr. Barbara Doscher (author of The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice) with whom she studied voice and pedagogy in at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  She continues working in the area of Vocology, specifically in the area of retraining of singers, after completing an internship at the Grabscheid Voice Center, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City with Dr. Linda Carroll, Ph.D. and Dr. Peak Woo, M.D.  She has also trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital with Dr. Anat Keidar, Ph.D. in the diagnosis and treatment of singing voice disorders.  She has presented workshops and masterclasses with NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), The Voice Foundation, and the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA).

Dr. Goffi-Fynn also remains active as a performer in the New York City area.  She is most active as a recitalist, singing a variety of programs often with newly commissioned works.  Operatic roles sung recently include Marie in Daughter of the Regiment (updated version) with Opera Nova, Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Olympia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann).  Concert and oratorio performances include the Cantata Singers (NYC), and Temple Emmanu-El (NYC) while performances in Europe include the Lugano Radio Orchestra (Switzerland) and the Rumanian Radio Orchestra in a tour of Northern Italy.  She has also studied and performed at the Zurich Opera Studio and with the American Institute of Musical Studies (A.I.M.S.) in Graz, Austria.

Finally, Jeanne is also a board member of New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA) and a co-director of their Professional Development Program, a course of voice studies NYSTA offers now in conjunction with Teachers College, Columbia University.  More information may be found either at TC.Columbia.edu/CEO&I or NYST.org. 

Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, Ed. D., M.M.
Director, Doctoral Cohort Program
Lecturer in Music
Columbia University, Teachers College
Department of Arts and Humanities
Music and Music Education, Box 139
525 West 120th Street  New York, NY  10027-6696
JCG21@Columbia.edu  212-678-3450 (work)

 

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A&HM 4023: Choral methods, procedures, and materials

Recommended for vocal-choral majors. A study of the choir as a performing medium. Rehearsal techniques and procedures as they apply to the development of artistic choral performance. Choral literature available for school, community, and church groups at all levels of proficiency. Materials fee: $75.

A&HM 4901: Research and independent study in music education

For Music majors only. Research and independent study under the direction of a member of the Music Education Program faculty.

A&HM 5023: Vocal pedagogy

Permission of instructor required. Investigation and application of recent research in voice production and pedagogy. Directed teaching of voice comprised of student assignments, observed lessons, and lesson evaluation. Diagnosis of vocal condition and the design of lesson plans to effect change and growth will be emphasized. Special fee: $50.

A&HM 5052: Vocal literature and interpretation

For students of singing, accompanying and coaching. Offers performing and teaching command of representative literature, techniques of interpretation and presentation; German, Italian, and French diction for singers. Course may be repeated. Materials fee: $40.

A&HM 5058: Recital I

For Music majors only. Corequisite: simultaneous registration for applied music instruction. The student will mount a recital by securing a date, designing programs and flyers, advertising, arranging for personnel, rehearsing, and finally performing. If s/he chooses to perform in a group with classmates, then s/he should register for 0 points. If the student wishes to give a full, solo recital, then s/he has the option of registering for 1 point to receive additional coaching from the applied music instructor.

A&HM 5142: Special topics in music: Pedagogy

Selected topics of interest in music examined in depth. Topic announced each semester.

A&HM 5143: Special topics in music: Comprehensive Musicianship

Selected topics of interest in music examined in depth. Topic announced each semester.

A&HM 5352: Voice instruction for music majors

For Music majors only. Written permission from the Music Education Program, Room 520A Horace Mann, required. Advanced individual voice instruction includes repertory, technical, and musical problems, performing experience, and intensive understanding of teaching strategies. With the permission of the advisor, a student may register continuously for this course. Special fee: $110.

A&HM 6023: The teaching of applied music in college

Music majors only. Theory and practice of applied music instruction in college for both major and non-major students. Emphasis on developing a student-centered learning environment. Required for music students who wish to be Graduate Assistants in the Applied Music Program.

A&HM 6481: Internship in the teaching of college music

Guided experiences in the teaching of music in departments of metropo-litan-area colleges.

A&HM 6501: Doctoral seminar in music education

Permission required from advisor and sign-up in the Music Office (520A Horace Mann) is also required. For Music majors only. Music doctoral candidates will identify their area of research interest and narrow their dissertation topic.

A&HM 6901: Advanced study in music education

For Music majors only, permission required from advisor and sign-up in the Music Office (520A Horace Mann) is also required. Research and independent study under the direction of a member of the Music Education faculty. Different sections will be offered for specific subject areas. Each section will require subjects specific prerequisites.

A&HM 6971: Research and independent study in music education

Permission required from advisor and sign-up in the Music Office (520A Horace Mann) is also required. Research and independent study under the direction of a faculty member in Music Education.

A&HM 7501: Dissertation seminar in music education

Permission required from advisor and sign-up in the Music Office (520A Horace Mann) is also required. For Music majors only. A required group tutorial for music doctoral students to help develop or refine topics of inquiry for research. The teaching format is flexible and may include faculty/student presentations, group discussions, and critiques. Preparation and presentation of dissertation proposal for approval. Students may register for a maximum of one term.

A&HM 8900: Dissertation advisement in music education

Permission required from advisor and sign-up in the Music Office (520A Horace Mann) is also required. Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations for music majors only. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D. degree.