As part of its Music Education Webinar series, Adelphi University Department of Music presents Enhancing Communication In and Through Music: Considerations for Engaging Learners and Families with Dr. Mara Culp.

Enhancing Communication in and Through Music: Considerations for Engaging Learners and Families

Both communal and personal, music provides opportunities to construct and deepen knowledge about oneself, others, and music. In this presentation, we will examine how employing shared features of asset-based approaches, such as Universal Design for Learning, can serve to improve reciprocal communication and enhance music engagement and discovery. Together, we will reflect on communication styles, preferences, and potential biases. We will also consider multiple ways of communicating, and the ways in which practices can promote or hinder reciprocal communication. Finally, attendees will formulate ideas to enhance communication with learners and families in their particular settings.

The Adelphi University Music Education Webinar Series offers music educators exciting opportunities to engage with renowned experts in the field while exploring current topics in music education. All sessions will consist of informative presentations and moderated Q&A sessions.

Dr. Mara E. Culp is Assistant Professor of Music Teaching and Learning at Eastman School of Music and has taught general, choral, and instrumental music. Diversity, access, equity, and inclusion drive her work, where she examines topics related to music for students with special education needs, music and communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and intersectionality. She collaborates regularly with professionals in and outside of music education, and has presented at state, national, and international conferences. Her work has been published in Music Educators Journal, Music Therapy Perspectives, The ASHA Leader, Journal of General Music Education, The Orff Echo, Choral Journal, and Journal of Research in Music Education, among others.

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