Countdown to VOICES, presenter profile #11: Merryl Goldberg

This post is the 11th in a series of brief profiles of people who will be presenting their work at VOICES, a first-of-its-kind online conference on using music to teach STEM, on Sept. 27-28, 2017.

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Here is a bio of Merryl Goldberg, Ed.D., as provided by her home institution.

Merryl Goldberg is a Professor of Music at California State University San Marcos and Director of Center ARTES, a university center dedicated to restoring arts to education. Her publications include Arts Integration: Teaching Subject Matter Through the Arts in Multicultural Settings (5th edition, 2017) as well as other books, articles, chapters, editorials, and blogs. She has been the Principal Investigator (or Co-PI) of numerous grants including Federal Department of Education Arts in Education Program grants, a joint Spencer and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur grant, Fulbright-Hays Foundation grants, National Endowment for the Arts grant, and California Arts Council grants. Merryl’s undergraduate degree is from New England Conservatory of Music, and her doctorate is from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to entering academia, she recorded numerous CDs and was on the road for 13 years playing the saxophone with the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Merryl’s hometown is Boston. Go Red Sox!

The title and abstract of Merryl’s VOICES presentation are as follows:

Why MUSIC AND ARTS?! I’LL TELL YOU … AND I CAN PROVE IT!
This session will familiarize participants with the research that supports K-12 arts integration/STEAM literature, as well as why it’s fundamental to higher education. The session will also offer thoughts on advantages and limitations of music, relative to the other arts, for learning STEM.

Merryl is one of over 40 people who will present their ideas, insights, and investigations at VOICES. To have full access to all presenters and their presentations, please register for the conference. It’s only $10!

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