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Lenore M Pogonowski

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.S. in Music Education, Western Connecticut State University; M.A. in Music Education, University of Connecticut; D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts), Temple University.

Scholarly Interests

Development of musicality. Musical creativity and problem solving. Metacognition. Interdisciplinary arts education. Contextual Teaching and Learning Music.            Creative Arts Laboratory

Selected Publications

"Critical thinking and music listening" (Music Educators Journal).

"Metacognition: A dimension of musical thinking" (Dimensions of Musical Thinking).

"Attitudinal assessment of upper elementary students in a process-oriented music curriculum" (Journal of Research in Music Education).

"Creative Arts Laboratory" (Final Report-U.S. Department of Education, Fund for Innovative Education).

"Arts curricula in transition" (Journal of Aesthetic Education).

"Experience, critical thinking and problem solving in music teacher preparation" (Music Educators Journal).

"The role of context in teaching and learning music" (Dimensions of Teaching and Learning Music).

"A personal retrospective on the MMCP" (Music Educators Journal).

biographical information

Dr. Lenore Pogonowski, Associate Professor of Music Education, is in her 26th year at Teachers College. She is Director of the Creative Arts Laboratory (CAL) which was established at Teachers College in 1994 as a result of a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education: Fund for Innovative Education. CAL’s purpose is to provide experiential sessions in dance/movement, music, drama and videography to enable students to design and enact arts experiences that facilitate development of critical and creative thinking skills in core curriculums.

Prior to coming to Teachers College, she served on the faculties of the School of Music at North Texas State University, College of Music Temple University in Philadelphia, and Western Connecticut State University. Dr. Pogonowski started her teaching career in the Greenwich Public Schools Department of Music when she was privileged by an invitation to join a federally funded curriculum project, the Manhattanville Music Curriculum Program. Curriculum development and implementation were the foci of the project and included composers, musicologists, performers, educational psychologists, and musician educators from all levels of the music educational continuum.

At Teachers College, Professor Pogonowski served as Chair of the Arts in Education Department and Coordinator of the Music Program each for seven years. She has written numerous articles and chapters on issues of teaching and learning music. She is currently working on a book with the working title Creativity and Problem Solving in Music Education.  She has served on the editorial boards of the Music Educators Journal and General Music Today. Dr. Pogonowski was national chair of the special research group in creativity for eight years. Among her teaching responsibilities are courses in musical creativity and problem solving, comprehensive musicianship, and interdisciplinary studies that relate to the Creative Arts Laboratory. Throughout her career, she has appeared as a clinician for professional development workshops nationally and abroad. She is the first person in her field to define metacognition as a dimension of musical thinking and collective musical cognition as a dimension of the learning process in music.

office hours

Wednesdays 3:00-4:30
Thursdays 1:00-2:30

office location

518-HM

A&H 4008: Creative arts laboratory

Experiential sessions in dance, music, story-telling, videography, and visual arts will enable students to design and enact arts experiences that facilitate development of critical and creative thinking skills in core curricula. Special fee: $50.

A&HM 4357: Ensemble performance: music --Instrumental

For music majors only. For instrumental and vocal majors, a course designed for performance by chamber ensembles. Repertoire determined by registration. Public concert performances each semester.

A&HM 5025: Creativity and problem-solving in music education

Permission of instructor required. Designed for initial and professional majors to experience and explore critical thinking as a means for establishing a framework for music learning at all levels. Materials fee: $35.

A&HM 5026: Music skills and the creative strategy

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited to 25. Prerequisite: A&HM 5025. Designed for initial and professional majors to examine and experience problem-solving techniques for developing musical skills within the framework of the creative strategy. Materials fee: $35.

A&HM 5032: Comprehensive musicianship I

Through analysis, composition, critical listening, improvisation and performance, l7th and l8th century theoretical constructs are explored, including an overview of the development of harmony and polyphony leading up to these eras. Materials fee: $35.

A&HM 5033: Comprehensive musicianship II

Maximum enrollment: 25. An examination of 19th century theoretical constructs through analysis, composition, critical listening, improvisation, and performance. Materials fee: $35.

A&HM 5047: Creative strategies for teaching music literature

Selected works from the repertoire serve as the basis for demonstrating how to develop creative music strategies for teaching and enhancing the learning of music literature at all levels, including college teaching. Materials fee: $30.

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 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.

Lenore M Pogonowski appeared in the following articles:

Where Teachers Are Made (2/23/2005)

Where Teachers Are Made (2/23/2005)

In Brief (6/1/2003)

Music and the Brain (6/1/1997)

Special Education and Music (1/25/1995)