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Lenore M. Pogonowski Collection
B.S. in Music Education, Western Connecticut State University; M.A. in Music Education, University of Connecticut;
D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts), Temple University.
Development of musicality. Musical creativity and problem solving. Metacognition. Interdisciplinary arts education. Contextual Teaching and Learning Music. Creative Arts Laboratory
Dr. Pogonowski is in her 17th year at Teachers College. She is Director of the Creative Arts Laboratory (CAL) which was established at Teachers College in 1994 as a result of a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education: Fund for Innovative Education. CALıs purpose is to change school cultures by preparing teachers to integrate the arts into core curriculums of public elementary and middle schools primarily in New York City and including other school districts in the tri-state area.
Prior to coming to Teachers College, she served on the faculties of the School of Music at North Texas State University, College of Music Temple University in Philadelphia, and Western Connecticut State University. Dr. Pogonowski started her teaching career in the Greenwich Public Schools Department of Music when she was privileged by an invitation to join a federally funded curriculum projectthe Manhattanville Music Curriculum Program. Curriculum development and implementation were the foci of the project and included composers, musicologists, performers, educational psychologists, and musician educators from all levels of the music educational continuum.
At Teachers College, Professor Pogonowski served as Chair of the Arts in Education Department and Coordinator of the Music Program each for seven years. She has written numerous articles and chapters on issues of teaching and learning music. In press in an article "Manhattanville Music Curriculum Project: A Personal Retrospective," which will appear in the Music Educators Journal. The second is a chapter "Contextual Teaching and Learning in Music," which will be published by the Music Educators National Conference in a book titled Dimensions of Musical Thinking in Learning and Teaching edited by Eunice Boardman, former director of the Graduate Program in Music Education at the University of Illinois and an alumna of Teachers College.
She has served on the editorial boards of the Music Educators Journal and General Music Today. Dr. Pogonowski was national chair of the special research group in creativity for eight years.
Among her teaching responsibilities are courses in musical creativity and problem solving, comprehensive musicianship, and interdisciplinary studies that relate to the Creative Arts Laboratory. Throughout her career, she has appeared as a clinician for professional development workshops nationally and abroad. She is the first person in her field to define metacognition as a dimension of musical thinking.
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