Three PhDs from the Department of Music who were selected as GSAS Teaching Scholars while they were graduate students were recently featured in GSAS's three-part series Teaching Scholars Share Their Experiences. They are Dr. Marc Hannaford, Lecturer in Discipline (Music Theory) at Columbia University and PhD in Music Theory, '19, who taught "Beyond Boundaries: Radical Black Experimental Music”; Dr. Paula Harper, Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis and PhD in Historical Musicology, '19, who taught “Divas, Monsters, Material Girls: Women in Music Video”; and Dr. Orit Hilewicz, Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester and PhD in Music Theory, '17, who taught “Music in Multimedia: Analytical and Critical Approaches to Music in Song, Drama, Film, Music Video, and Video Games” and “Avant-garde Composers of NYC: John Cage to John Zorn.” The GSAS Teaching Scholars Program, begun in 2012, is a professional and academic development initiative that allows advanced PhD students the opportunity to design and teach an undergraduate course in their area of expertise. In doing so, they sharpen their teaching skills, enhance the curriculum, and prepare for the job market. To date, more than 200 GSAS Teaching Scholars from 22 departments have participated in this program.
Congratulations, Drs. Hannaford, Harper, and Hilewicz!