Sean Colonna

PhD Student in Historical Musicology

After graduating from Bard College with a double-major in philosophy and music in 2012, I joined Teach for America as a founding music teacher at a KIPP school in rural Arkansas. The music program was designed to primarily focus on choral and world percussion performance, and it included general music components as well.  I was fortunate enough to be granted a Fulbright Scholarship upon completion of my    two-year commitment with Teach for America, and I spent the following year working as an English Teaching Assistant in Potsdam, Germany. My experiences overseas led me into several different musical cultures, each of which has had a lasting effect on my musicological thinking. After returning to the United States, I spent this past year working as an English and Social Studies teacher at an elementary school in Arizona.