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Academic BackgroundDenise Guilbault is Assistant Professor and Music Education Coordinator at Rhode Island College where she oversees the undergraduate and graduate music education programs. She is also the faculty advisor for the collegiate chapter of the Music Educators National Conference.
Before coming to Rhode Island College in 2006, Dr. Guilbault taught early childhood music, elementary and middle school general music, middle school and high school instrumental music, and high school jazz ensembles for 26 years in Michigan. In addition, she has experience teaching in a variety of school settings: a community music school, private school, public school, and an inner-city school in Detroit, MI.
Dr. Guilbault received her Bachelor of Music in Education, Master of Music in Saxophone Performance/Woodwind Specialist, and Ph.D. in Music Education from Michigan State University. She also received certification from the Gordon Institute for Music Learning in early childhood music, general music, and instrumental music at Michigan State University and the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Guilbault has conducted pedagogical workshops, consultations, and research presentations on the international, national, state, and local levels. She contributed a chapter to the book The Development and Practical Applications of Music Learning Theory (GIA Publications, 2005). Dr. Guilbault's research is published in the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.
Professional memberships include the Gordon Institute for Music Learning, Rhode Island Music Educators Association, and the Music Educators National Conference. Dr. Guilbault is currently the Publications Commission Chair for the Gordon Institute for Music Learning and is past president of the Michigan Chapter.
Courses TaughtCollage Concert
MUS 491 Directed Study
MUS 591 Graduate Recital
MUSE 212 Introduction to Music Education
MUSE 412 Practicum In Music Education I
MUSE 413 Practicum In Music Education II
MUSE 424 Student Teaching Music Educ
MUSE 460 Student Teaching Seminar Music Education
MUSE 501 Research Tech In Music Education
MUSE 502 Percept,Assessmnt & Evaluation
MUSE 526 Student Teaching In Music Education
MUSE 560 Student Teaching Seminar Music Education
MUSE 566 Seminar In Music Educ
MUSE 592 Graduate Thesis