Myra Lewinter Malamut

Myra Lewinter Malamut

Myra Lewinter Malamut
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Myra Lewinter Malamut

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Myra Lewinter Malamut’s first love is people, and music ranks as a close second.  As a career educator she has inspired countless students to love music.  As a music educator and musician, she serves as a volunteer instructor with the LIFE program at Rowan College at Burlington County, where she formed and directs the LIFE Flute Ensemble and teaches Learn to Play the Recorder. She also created and taught the classes Sex, Love, and Violence in Classical Music, as well as Quirky Composers and their Music.  
 
For most of her career, Mrs. Malamut was Assistant Professor of Music at Georgian Court University, where she taught courses for music majors as well as general education classes for the campus. She formed and directed the Georgian Court Flute Ensemble. As one of the first faculty members at Georgian Court University to teach an online class, Mrs. Malamut received the Georgian Court University Technology and Teaching Award for her online class MU214 Music in the United States, and has been featured as a presenter at education technology conferences. Her Power Point creations are published by McGraw Hill Publishing Company to accompany the 5th and 6th editions of Jean Ferris’s textbook, America’s Musical Landscape.  She has published articles appearing in The Flutist Quarterly and the NACWPI Journal.  
 
Mrs. Malamut served as Chairperson of the Department of Art and Music at Georgian Court University for close to a decade; as department chair she expanded the Music program to include concentrations in jazz, music education, and music history. She added faculty specialists in Music as well as within the Art program; the number of music majors and minors increased under her leadership. She formed five new instrumental and vocal ensembles. As an active volunteer on campus, she served on the Curriculum Committee, the Technology Committee, and was often found performing on flute at departmental and campus events.
 
Mrs. Malamut plays flute and alto flute with Flutistically Yours flute quartet/quintet. She performed on piccolo and flute with the Burlington Musical Society Concert Band directed by former Rowan Dean, Colonel John Pastin.  She regularly performed in the Strand Theater Orchestra, formerly known as Red Oak Theater (Lakewood, NJ).  As flutist with Ocean Wind Trio, a chamber ensemble that became known for performing world premieres of pieces by New Jersey composers, she enjoyed performing in recitals in concert series around the state. A former instructor of recorder and flute at Settlement Music School, she formed and performed in the Settlement Music School Faculty Consort.
 
Mrs. Malamut lives at home with her husband and two cats.  Her daughter is a professional trombonist, and her son is a registered nurse.