Part-time Instructor of Music Education
A native of Marietta, Ga., Barbara Hammond recently retired from Kennesaw State University after 27 years as a Senior Lecturer in Music Education and Program Coordinator for Music Education. She presently serves as a part-time instructor in music education working with student teachers. In addition, she served as the 2004-2007 Faculty Fellow in Character Education for the Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Character. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Mercer University. She received a Masters, Educational Specialist degrees, and PhD work in Music Education from Georgia State University. She has earned a Certificate in the Orff Schulwerk methodology and has a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Georgia State. In addition to her work at Kennesaw State, she has been a private piano teacher, elementary music specialist in the Cobb County Schools, a church Music Director and organist. She has conducted music workshops in early childhood and elementary music education for public school music educators in the Atlanta area, and also workshops in brain-based music education for K-5 classroom teachers. Ms. Hammond has authored and implemented music and character education curriculum units for high school and middle school students in cooperation with Character Through the Arts, Character Through Service Learning and the Bernstein Center grants funding awards. Ms. Hammond has a dedicated interest in music for both early childhood, the older adult learner and for lifelong music learning. She has taught in the Kennesaw State and Georgia State University Elderhostel programs and has presented in a variety of conferences and educational programs for older adult program directors. Her professional interests include interdisciplinary music education and lifelong learning in the arts. She is active in the Atlanta Chapter of Orff Schulwerk and in a number of community arts organizations, including the Cobb Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the American Association of University Women.
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