Selected Alumni Bios

Marissa Silverman

Dr. Marissa Silverman (BA, MFA, MST, PhD) is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Coordinator of Undergraduate Music Education at the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University, NJ. She was previously an Adjunct Professor of Music and Music Education at New York University (2000-2009) and has also taught at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, Rutgers University, and Long Island City High School (Queens, New York).

Dr. Silverman has published in the International Journal of Music Education, Music Education Research, the International Journal of Community Music, Visions of Research in Music Education, and The New York Times. Her research interests include music education philosophy, general music, artistic interpretation, teacher education, and interdisciplinary curriculum development. She is presently at work on two music education texts for Oxford University Press, as well as several book chapters.

Dr. Silverman holds a PhD in music performance (flute) from NYU Steinhardt, as well as a BA in English Literature. She has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in many New York venues (including Merkin Hall and Alice Tully Hall) and has performed at many festivals, as well as with such groups as the San Francisco Mozartean. Her special performance interests include the French Baroque, chamber works of the late Classical period, and contemporary Russian music. She is a founding member of the Paumanok Woodwind Quintet, the Elysian Flute Quartet, and Metro Flutes, and has performed with many renowned artists, including Kenneth Cooper, Ronald Roseman, and David Krakauer.