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Esther Liu Harris

Music Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

  • EdD Music and Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • MM Music Education (Kodály emphasis), Holy Names University, Oakland, California
  • BM Music Education, San Francisco State University
  • Summer Study, Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Kecskemét, Hungary
  • Orff-Schulwerk Certificate, the Trevor Institute, New York City
  • Certificate of the Creating Artistry Choral Conductors Program, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana 
  • Faculty, Choral Conducting, Pre-College Division, The Juilliard School, New York City
  • Lead Curriculum Developer and the Teacher-Training Program of the Music Essential Curriculum, Public and Continuing Education, the Tianjin Juilliard School, China
  • Choral Director, The Spence School, New York City
  • R&R Co-Chair in Collegiate Music, ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), New York
  • Former Visiting Assistant Professor, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, City University of New York
  • Former Faculty, Music Advancement Program, The Juilliard School, New York City
  • Former Supervisor of Music Education Student Teachers, and Professor teaching elementary methods course, Steinhardt Music, New York University
  • Former Master’s Conducting Instructor, Teachers College, Columbia University                                             
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York
  • Former Choral Director, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, New York, Recipient of the Honor of Babbott Chair of Literature and the Arts for a term of two years—to “recognize the scholarly pursuits and teaching excellence of faculty members at Packer Collegiate Institute in the fields of literature and the arts”, planned and directed Music European Tours to Vienna, Munich, Salzburg, Prague, Budapest, Florence, Rome, Milan, Venice, Verona, and Dublin
  • Former Conductor and Chorus Advisory Committee with the Children's Aid Society Chorus, New York City
  • Former Music Faculty, the Spence School and Trevor Day School, New York City
  • Choral Conducting and Pedagogy Clinician: American Choral Directors Association, Asia Kodály Symposium in Singapore, Education Through Music, National Association for Music Education, the Eastern American Association for Church Music, Choral Music Institute of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Third Street Music School Settlement, American Hungarian Educators, the Organization of American Kodály Educators, and Kodály Organization in New York, and Annual Lecture of NYU Kodály Summer Institute
  • Choral Invitational Performances: Lincoln Center David Geffen Hall Opening Gala Concert, Young Prague Music Festival, The National Invitational Choral Festival of Gold at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Handel’s Messiah at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, and Carnegie Hall Residency Choral Masterwork Series
  • Publications and research interests include intrinsic motivation and engagement development of adolescent choral singers, the autonomous learning of student-run ensemble settings, and body percussion and movement


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