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Amanda Thackray lives and works in Newark, NJ, and holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She teaches at SUNY Purchase and Rutgers University. While she is trained in traditional and contemporary printmaking methods, her work ranges from installation and sculpture to cast glass multiples, artists’ books, drawings, and mixed media works on paper.

International Dance Studies Online Certificate Program


Program Description

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08:702:580: Applied Research in Music Education (Capstone)

This course focuses on design, analysis, and evaluation in music education. Students will consult recent research, plan and develop an independent research project.

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08:702:576 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education

The course offers an overview of significant historical and contemporary philosophical positions that have influenced music education, especially as they relate to the purpose of music in education, current curriculum models and theories, and teaching strategies. Much of the course will be devoted to discussion of possible directions for music education based upon past and current paths. Many of the discussions will be rooted in the sometimes-conflicting philosophies presented by Bennett Reimer and David Elliott.

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08:702:570 Introduction to Graduate Studies

A course designed to stimulate an interest in systematic inquiry in music education, know how to transfer knowledge of one concept to another area of learning, and be able to understand the thought processes necessary for strong music curriculum development, assessment, sequencing instruction, and feedback. Students will be challenged to critically think about how they approach the ideas of teaching and learning.

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07:700:241 Studies in World Music

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07:293:134 Dance in Israel

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