Diaz Donoso, Adriana (ad2903)

Adriana Diaz-Donoso (she/ella)

Research Associate
Adjunct Assistant Professor
212-678-3235

Office Location:

254 A Building 528

Educational Background

Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, USA.

M.A. in Music & Music Education with concentrations in Early Childhood and Developmental Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, USA.

B.Sc. Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. Lima, Peru.     

                                            

                                                                        


Scholarly Interests

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Equity, Access, and Inclusion in Music Education
  • Musical Parenting
  • Musical Development Across the Lifespan
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Human Development and the Arts


Selected Publications

Custodero, L. A., Calì, C., & Diaz-Donoso, A. (2016). Music as transitional object and practice: Children's spontaneous musical behaviors in the subway. Research Studies in Music Education, 38(1), 55-74.

Diaz-Donoso, A (2019). Musical Investment in Early Childhood: An Exploration of Parent-Child Participation in Organized Activities (Doctoral Dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University)

Adriana Diaz-Donoso is a Peruvian music educator and researcher based in New York City. She has taught music to students of all ages, from infants through graduate students, and oversaw music programs for diverse communities. Passionate about breaking educational barriers due to systemic racism and inequity, her research interests focus primarily on equal access to music education, young children’s development and well-being, and the role that music plays in that process, especially for children in marginalized populations. She serves as an adjunct assistant professor and research associate at Teachers College, Columbia University, and puts her research into practice as manager of the WeBop program at Jazz at Lincoln Center. 

Adriana earned a Doctorate in Music and Music Education from Teachers College Columbia University, where she also completed a Master of Arts as a Fulbright Scholar. Her dissertation, Musical Investment in Early Childhood: An Exploration of Parent-Child Participation in Organized Early Childhood Musical Activities, examined for the first time in music education how parents from different socioeconomic backgrounds engaged with their children in joint music education activities. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina and studied music at the Béla Bartók Institute and Universidad Nacional de Música del Perú.

In the United States, she has worked as an educational consultant with Columbia Head Start, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Lincoln Center, Teachers College Community School, and the National Center for Children and Families, to name a few. In Peru, she taught general music and piano to children for more than ten years, both privately and in schools, and worked as an arts consultant for the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations.

-Educación musical en tiempos de Covid-19: Una mirada a las experiencias de las y los docentes de música en el Perú.

-Beyond Music: Exploring the Experiences of Latino Students and Parents in a Nonprofit Arts Organization During COVID-19.

Fulbright Scholarship

Provost Office Doctoral Fellowship, Teachers College, Columbia University                                              

Florence K. Geffen Scholarship, Teachers College, Columbia University                                                   

Doctoral Fellowship, Teachers College, Columbia University                                                                 

Summer Research Grant, Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University                                                  

                                                                                                                     

Diaz-Donoso, A (2021, September). Access to Opportunites: Early Childhood Jazz Education. for All. Research paper presented at the Third International Conference on Women's Work in Music. Wales, UK.

Diaz-Donoso, A (2019, January). Musical Investment in Early Childhood: An Exploration of Parent-Child Participation in Organized Jazz Activities. Research paper presented at the Jazz Education Network Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Diaz-Donoso, A (2019). Musical Investment in Early Childhood: An Exploration of Parent-Child Participation in Organized Activities (Doctoral Dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University)

Custodero, L. A., Calì, C., & Diaz-Donoso, A. (2016). Music as transitional object and practice: Children's spontaneous musical behaviors in the subway. Research Studies in Music Education, 38(1), 55-74.

Custodero, L., Diaz Donoso, A. (2016, February). “I’m Ready for my Close-Up” Music Education Programs’ Influence on Family Life. Research Paper presented at the NAFME Symposium of Music Learning in Childhood and Family Dynamics. Atlanta, Georgia.

Abeles, H., Lopez-Pelaez Casellas, M.P., HoJean Chung, B., & Diaz-Donoso, A. (2015, April) Music glocalization: A cross-cultural study of musical instrument gender associations. Research paper presented at the International Conference for Research in Music Education (RIME), Exeter, U.K.

Custodero, L., Calí, C., & Diaz-Donoso, A. (2014, July) Tunes and Rhythms as Transitional Objects: Children Spontaneous Music Behaviors on the Subway. Research paper presented at the International Society for Music Education: Early Childhood Commission Seminar (ECME), Brasilia, Brazil.

Custodero, L., Calí, C., & Diaz-Donoso, A. (2014, July) Tunes and Rhythms as Transitional Objects: Children Spontaneous Music Behaviors on the Subway. Poster presented at the International Society for Music Education (ISME), Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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