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Elise Sobol

Visiting Associate Professor, Music Education

Music and Performing Arts Professions

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Elise S. Sobol, Visiting Associate Professor of Music Education., brings the following academic credentials to her new position: an earned Doctorate in Education, Ed.D. (St. John's University, instructional leadership and curriculum development) a Master's of Arts, M.A. ( Teachers College Columbia University, music education) a Bachelor of Arts, B.A. ( New School for Social Research, liberal arts), professional studies in theory and piano (Mannes College of Music and the Juilliard School) and Associate in Arts, A.A. (Simon's Rock Bard Early College, music concentration in liberal arts).

Author of An Attitude and Approach for Teaching Music to Special Learners(Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2017 Third Edition) Dr. Sobol has contributed her expertise to New York State and New York City Department of Education arts publications including NYSED's Tools for Improving Student Achievement through the Arts; NYCDOE Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Music, PreK-12, 2nd and 3rd editions. Her doctoral and post-doctoral autism research contribute to shaping new insights for building cognition and functional independence for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Dr. Sobol's leadership positions include NYSSMA State Chair, Music for Special Learners and the Regents Blue Ribbon Commission on the Arts, Portfolio, Co-Chair.

Teaching music in special education courses with thesis advisement, Dr. Sobol previously served on the adjunct music education faculties of NYU Steinhardt, LIU-Post, and CUNY's Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. Retired as a full time high school special education music teacher from Nassau BOCES Rosemary Kennedy School, Dr. Sobol combines music teaching experience, public and private, general and special education, preK-12, with a successful international concert career. Selected as 2016 Outstanding Professor of the Year (Education Update), Dr. Sobol is a three time Grammy®nominated music educator recognized in leading biographical references as an innovative, inspirational and instructional global leader in the field of music in special education.