Faculty


The faculty in the Music and Music Education program at Teachers College (TC) recognize the importance and uniqueness of the arts in our society and strive to offer flexible and individualized programs for the preparation of musician-educators.

They are seasoned practitioners, most of whom transitioned to higher education from K-12 classrooms. They are internationally renowned in their areas of expertise and bring an invaluable range of perspectives to the Master of Arts in Music and Music Education (M.A. M&ME) program. Their depth and breadth of experience includes comprehensive musicianship, early childhood music, instrumental pedagogy, vocal and choral performance, assessment, improvisation, jazz, technology, and the full spectrum of public and private school music through graduate school and research practices.

As leaders in the field, M.A. M&ME faculty members are authors of textbooks that graduate music education students across the world read, and their scholarship regularly appears in leading journals.

The faculty’s overall experience and scholarship is deep, vast and incredible. It’s invaluable to music teachers who need to be versed in a broad array of educational settings and students. They continuously challenged our thinking and put the onus on us to think for ourselves, discover new perspectives, and use the program to address our own professional experiences and needs.

Andrea Maas ‘13, Hybrid Summer M.A. M&ME; ‘14, M.Ed.; ‘16, Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Harold Abeles, Ph.D.Read bio
Harold AbelesProgram Director, Hybrid Summer M.A.
Professor of Music and Music Education and Co-Director of the Center for Arts Education Research
abeles@tc.columbia.edu
212-678-3288
516 HMann
Randall Everett Allsup, Ed.D.Read bio
Randall Everett AllsupAssociate Professor
allsup@tc.columbia.edu
212-678-3189
520A HMann
Lori A. Custodero, D.M.A.Read bio
Lori A. CustoderoAssociate Professor of Music Education
custodero@tc.columbia.edu
212-678-3467
518 HMann
Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, Ed.D.Read bio
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goffi-fynn@tc.columbia.edu
212-678-3450
520B HMann
Kelly A. Parkes, Ph.D.Read bio
Kelly A. ParkesAssociate Professor
parkes@tc.columbia.edu
212-678-8344
517 HMann
Marsha Baxter, Ed.D.Read bio
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212-678-3285

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