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Vanessa L. Bond

Assistant Professor of Music Education

Email: vbond@hartford.edu

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Dr. Vanessa L. Bond is Assistant Professor of Music Education at University of Hartford’s The Hartt School where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and serves as the Coordinator of Student Teaching. She specializes in choral music education, world music pedagogy, and early childhood/elementary general music education, teaching a wide range of courses within Hartt’s program.

Dr. Bond’s research focuses on the musical lives of young children (with special interest in the application of Reggio Emilia early childhood approach principles to music education), culturally responsive teaching, and the choral experiences of underrepresented populations. She has presented this work at conferences throughout the United States and abroad, such as the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, the National Association for Music Education Research and Music Teacher Education National Conference, and the European Association for Music in Schools. Her publication record includes articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, General Music TodayUpdate: Applications of Research in Music Education, the Choral Journal, and Contributions to Music Education. Currently, she serves on the editorial board of General Music Today.  A frequent clinician in the Midwest and Northeast, she has provided workshops for schools, libraries, and arts organizations, including the Cleveland Orchestra. Dr. Bond was the music education consultant for the Cleveland Orchestra in conjunction with the PNC Foundation Grow Up Great with the Arts initiative and developed teaching materials for the orchestra’s education concerts during the 2009-2012 seasons.

Dr. Bond joined the Connecticut Children’s Choir faculty in 2012 and is the current Education Director of CCC as well as the director of the Prelude Choir for children in grades three to five. She has served as a guest conductor for several honor choirs, most recently as the conductor of the Rhode Island All-State Children’s Chorus in 2016.  Previously, she taught elementary general/vocal music in Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools, adjunct voice at Gettysburg College, and was a professional chorister with the Master Chorale of Washington (DC). She earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from Gettysburg College, a Master of Music in Voice Pedagogy and Performance degree from The Pennsylvania State University, and Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degree from Case Western Reserve University. She is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the American Educational Research Association, the American Choral Directors’ Association, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, the Dalcroze Society of America, and the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance.