Read recent articles from the Department of Arts and Humanities on students and student life in our program.
For the Love of Music and Educational Equity: Tanatchaya Chanphanitpornkit
April 25, 2017
At an early age, bassist, educator and Music and Music Education student Tanatchaya (“Tanya”) Chanphanitpornkit was denied the right to an education. Now, she spends the school year teaching orchestra in Texas and her summers in New York City, studying and researching the pedogogical tools at TC that will bring her students closer to the music she loves.
Student Story: Elise Jablow Finds a Place Between Music and Special Education
January 19, 2017
Elise Jablow is enrolled in the Music & Music Education Program Ed.M. K-12 Initial Certification track. Her experience at TC has transformed her as an educator and a musician. Here she explains why finding a placement as a music teacher in a special needs school is the perfect fit for her.
Connecting Music to Kids’ Lives: Ayanda Dalamba, TC’s inaugural Milman Music Education Fellow
December 21, 2016
Ayanda Dalamba often asks her students at P.S.154 to make up lyrics about their own lives. Together, the children sing about their parents, their cousins, their meals, their neighborhoods – whatever happened to them that day.
Student Story: Founder of International Music Sessions and Piano Instructor Puts Emphasis on Music Education
November 14, 2016
Theresa earned an Ed.M. in Music Education from TC and 10 years later, she returned to complete an Ed.D. in Music Education. “I thought I was done once I got my Ed.M. and then I taught a lot in various schools and privately,” said Theresa. “Five years ago I decided to start my own summer festival which required so much more than I knew I was getting into. Everything from curriculum development to fundraising and personnel management. A big part of it also was learning about education theory, so I thought that a doctorate in that area would be once again helpful.”
Playing It Forward: Ashley Chambers
May 18, 2016
At first, Ashley wasn't interested in music. Now she has her own music school and is earning her M.A. from TC. Read about her life before TC, her experience now, and what she hopes to do in the future.