Tricia Kammerer is serving as Assistant Professor of Music Education in a one-year joint appointment in the Department of Music, Theater and Dance and the Department of Educational Studies. She teaches Methods and Materials in Music Education (for non-music majors), Introduction to Music Education, Practicum in Music Education I, Seminar for Student Teachers, and supervises student teachers at their elementary general music placements. She is also the faculty advisor for the RIC NAfME (National Association for Music Education) chapter and is the coordinator of the Collage Concert.
She taught K-6 general music and 5th and 6th grade chorus for 10 years in the Warwick, RI Public Schools, most recently at Oakland Beach Elementary, where she specialized in teaching music to students with special needs, and working with arts and classroom teachers on arts integration projects. Tricia served on the Music Education Curriculum Team for the Warwick Public Schools and as a Member of the Rhode Island Arts Educators Teacher Evaluation Demonstration Project. She served as a cooperating teacher with the University of Rhode Island’s music education program, and was a musicianship instructor for the Kodály Summer Certificate Program at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She also teaches piano privately.
Tricia is a graduate of Cornell University and Rhode Island College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in music education. She earned a two-year diploma in music pedagogy from the Zoltan Kodály International Institute of Music Education in Kecskemét, Hungary and a master’s degree in music education with Kodály emphasis from Holy Names University in Oakland, CA.