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Dee Hansen

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dehansen@hartford.edu


Dee Hansen (D.M.A. Music Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, B.M.E. and M.M Music History, Southern Methodist University), is Professor, Chair of Graduate Studies in Music Education, and Director of The Hartt Summerterm at the Hartt School, University of Hartford, CT. She authored The Handbook for Music Supervisors, in 2002 (MENC) after serving as Fine Arts Consultant for the Kansas State Department of Education from 1994-2002. Dee was president of the Kansas Music Educators Association from 2005-2006 and served on the executive board of the Connecticut Music Educators Association from 2006-2010. She is primary author of The Music and Literacy Connection (MENC, 2004) a publication that brings clarity to the links between text reading skills and music learning as music educators advocate for strong arts curriculum in schools. Dee is the 2006 recipient of the Governor?s Arts Award for Arts Advocacy in Kansas, the 2007 University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music Alumnus of the Year, the 2010 Innovations in Teaching and Learning Award from the University of Hartford, and 2011 CMEA University Professor of the Year. Her research interests, for which she is recognized nationally and internationally, include the neurological implications of music learning and literacy as well as curriculum and assessment development.