Vanessa Bond

Vanessa Bond

Vanessa Bond
Co-Coordinator of Music Education (Vocal) - Associate Professor

Vanessa Bond

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Dr. Vanessa L. Bond joins the faculty at Rowan University in Fall 2020 as Associate Professor of Music Education. Most recently, Dr. Bond was Associate Professor of Music Education at University of Hartford’s The Hartt School, specializing in early childhood/elementary general music education, choral music education, and world music pedagogy.

A frequent clinician and guest conductor, she has provided workshops for schools, libraries, and arts organizations - including the Cleveland Orchestra - and worked with honor choirs at the county, regional, and state levels. Bond was the music education consultant for the Cleveland Orchestra in conjunction with the PNC Foundation Grow Up Great with the Arts initiative and developed teaching materials for the orchestra’s education concerts during the 2009-2012 seasons. Previously, she taught elementary general/vocal music in Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools, voice at Gettysburg College, and was a professional chorister with the Master Chorale of Washington (DC).

In her research, Bond focuses on the musical lives of young children (with special interest in the application of Reggio Emilia early childhood approach principles to music education), culturally responsive/sustaining teaching, the choral experiences of underrepresented populations, and mentoring. She has presented this work at conferences throughout the United States and abroad, including the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, the National Association for Music Education Research and Music Teacher Education National Conference, and the European Association for Music in Schools. Her publication record includes articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Early Childhood Education Journal, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, General Music Today, and the Choral Journal. Currently, she is on the editorial board of the Journal of Music Teacher Education, General Music Today, and Early Childhood Education Journal. She has also served as Education Director and a faculty member for the Connecticut Children’s Choir.

Bond earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from Gettysburg College, a Master of Music in Voice Pedagogy and Performance degree from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degree from Case Western Reserve University. She is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the American Educational Research Association, the American Choral Directors’ Association, and the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance.