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Miranda, Martina Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Miranda's primary research area is investigating the implications of child development theory as it may inform teaching and learning in the elementary music classroom. In respect to children’s musical development, Dr. Miranda has established a line of research that integrates the early childhood construct “developmentally appropriate practice” with research findings related to children's musical development. Dissemination of this research has the potential to impact elementary music teacher education programs, and associated pedagogical areas that address early group instruction in piano and strings, and parent-child community music programs. Dr. Miranda has developed a related line of research intended to assist teacher licensure candidates “see” the elementary music classroom in multifaceted ways, including individual differences, developmental considerations, and effective teacher practices.


  • early childhood music; developmentally appropriate practices and material; teacher education, preparation and early career teacher retention


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courses taught

  • MUSC 3133 Teaching General Music I (Spring 2019)
  • MUSC 4193 Student Teaching Seminar (Spring 2019)
  • TMUS 5514 Special Study-Music Education (Spring 2019)
  • MUSC 5583 Inclusive Music Classroom (Fall 2018)
  • MUSC 6243 Applications of Music Pedagogy (Fall 2018)
  • MUSC 2103 Introduction to Music Education (Fall 2018)
  • MUSC 4583 Inclusive Music Classroom (Fall 2018)
  • MUSC 6113 Foundations of Music Education (Summer 2018)
  • IMUS 5093 Contemporary Topics in Music Education (Summer 2018)
  • TMUS 5514 Special Study-Music Education (Spring 2018)
  • MUSC 3133 Teaching General Music I (Spring 2018)
  • MUSC 7103 Historical Research in Music Education (Spring 2018)


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