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Dr. Abeles Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award from University of Connecticut Neag School of Education

Dr. Harold F. Abeles, Professor of music and music education and co-director of the Center for Arts Education Research at Teachers College, Columbia University received the "Outstanding Higher Education Professional Award" from University of Connecticut Neag School of Education at the 18th Annual Alumni Awards Celebration.

Dr. Harold F. Abeles received his BA and MA in music education from UConn before completing his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland in 1971. For more than 30 years, Abeles has been a professor of music education at the Teachers College of Columbia University, where he also serves as co-director of the Center for Arts Education Research.

Abeles is a distinguished researcher in the field of music education. His early study on the sex stereotyping of music instruments, published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, was the first of its kind to examine students’ and teachers’ perceptions of gender and their impact on music education. His most recent research examines the roles social media and gender stereotyping play in music teacher identity and the formation of professional learning communities.

Abeles’ work is not confined to academia; instead, he works to improve music education for children in schools across the nation. His study guide for HBO’s “Master Class” series, including lesson plans and class activities, is distributed free of charge to middle and high schools in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. He has secured more than $1 million in grants, which he has used to evaluate symphony orchestras’ education programs that provide an arts education for under-served children in Hartford, Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, and New York City.

Published Friday, Apr. 1, 2016

Dr. Abeles Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award from University of Connecticut Neag School of Education

Dr. Harold F. Abeles, Professor of music and music education and co-director of the Center for Arts Education Research at Teachers College, Columbia University received the "Outstanding Higher Education Professional Award" from University of Connecticut Neag School of Education at the 18th Annual Alumni Awards Celebration.

Dr. Harold F. Abeles received his BA and MA in music education from UConn before completing his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland in 1971. For more than 30 years, Abeles has been a professor of music education at the Teachers College of Columbia University, where he also serves as co-director of the Center for Arts Education Research.

Abeles is a distinguished researcher in the field of music education. His early study on the sex stereotyping of music instruments, published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, was the first of its kind to examine students’ and teachers’ perceptions of gender and their impact on music education. His most recent research examines the roles social media and gender stereotyping play in music teacher identity and the formation of professional learning communities.

Abeles’ work is not confined to academia; instead, he works to improve music education for children in schools across the nation. His study guide for HBO’s “Master Class” series, including lesson plans and class activities, is distributed free of charge to middle and high schools in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. He has secured more than $1 million in grants, which he has used to evaluate symphony orchestras’ education programs that provide an arts education for under-served children in Hartford, Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, and New York City.

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