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Esther Liu Harris

Music Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

  • Doctor of Education, Music and Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City
  • Master of Music (Music Education with Kodály emphasis), Holy Names University, Oakland, California
  • Bachelor of Music (cum laude), San Francisco State University, California
  • Certification of the Creating Artistry Choral Conductors, Butler University, Indiana
  • Summer Study, Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Kesckemét, Hungary
  • Faculty Choral Conducting, Pre-College Division, The Juilliard School, New York City
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, City University of New York
  • Choral Director (Grades 4–12), 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
  • Adjunct Professor and former Supervisor of Music Education Student Teachers, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University
  • Former Conducting Instructor, Music and Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York
  • Former Conductor and Chorus Advisory Committee with the Children's Aid Society Chorus, New York City
  • Former Music Faculty, Trevor Day School and The Spence School, New York City
  • Choral (Conducting) and Kodály Clinician in the New York area—Nassau Music Educators Association, Education Through Music, National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, Carnegie Hall Residency Choral Masterwork Series, Choral Music Institute of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Third Street Music School Settlement, American Hungarian Educators, and the Organization of American Kodály Educators
  • Publications and research interests include intrinsic motivation and engagement development of adolescent choral singers and the autonomous learning of student-run ensemble settings