Workshop Reaching Higher with Music in Education: Musical Intelligence in the classroom”

 18 – 20 april 2011

Workshop “Reaching higher with music in education: Musical  Intelligence in the classroom” for teachers of the kindergarten and elementary schools directed by Elise Sobol Ed.D from New York.

Workshop presented by Fundacion Muchila Creativo in cooperation with Desaroyo di Curiculo and U.N.E.S.C.O
Place: Cas di Cultura

Elise Sobol, Ed.D

Professor Sobol, educator /author is recognized for helping to shape the field of music in special education by leading international biographical publications.

She currently serves as Visiting Associate Profes-sor of Music Education in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Perfor-ming Arts Professions as Coordinator of the Music Licensure Certification Programs and Director of the Continuing Education in Music inclusive community program – an outreach to marginalized populations including those with disabilities. She brings to her position over 36 years of experience in general and special education settings from PK-12 to the collegiate levels as adjunct professor at New York University, Long Island University and Brooklyn College.    Her popular text, An Attitude and Approach for Teaching Music to Special Learners, came out in its 3rd edition (Rowman & Littlefield Education) last Spring 2017 Her doctoral autism research: Music Aptitude’s Effect on Developmental /Academic Gains for Students with Significant Cognitive/Language Delays” (2014) brought significant data to higher education for greater school success for students with autism spectrum disorders.  Dr. Sobol, continues to serve as the New York State School Music Association Chairperson for Teaching Music to Special Learners and as Portfolio Co-chair of the New York State Regents Blue Ribbon Commission on the Arts. She is active as a resource person.  Professor Sobol has brought her interactive style of facilitative instruction to participants throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Topics draw upon her extensive research and experience teaching students with social, emotional behavioral, developmental, and learning disabilities with titles such as “Cultivating Cognition with Musical Interventions,”Music for Milestones” “Rehearsal Techniques for Successful Inclusion Practices in Music Performance,” and “Music-Assisted Learning for Students on the Autism Spectrum.” She is active in professional organizations including ASCD, ISME and NAfME and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs and the Music    Educators Association of New York City. She serves on the editorial board of Personalized Medicine Universe® for the International Society of Personalized Medicine,  Tokyo, Japan. Continuing to be recognized for her distinguished service, recent awards include: Albert Nelson Marquis’ Lifetime Achievement (2018); Professor of the Year (2016) by Education Update, Nassau BOCES 2016); New York State School Music Association (2012) Nassau BOCES (2016).


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