Warren Nathaniel Churchill

Lecturer of Music

    1986 …2023

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    Research interests

    My current area of research looks at the intersections of disability and music education. I am expanding upon earlier work concerning music making within the Deaf community. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, I draw upon Deaf studies, Sociology, philosophical perspectives of music education, and narrative inquiry. I apply ethnographic and sociological methods to better understand insider perspectives of disability-related issues. Most recently, I have written about identity politics in education, erasure of disability, and attending to signed-singing (Deaf musicians) toward fostering anti-ableist musical pedagogies. In terms of larger social implications, my work considers the way that members of disability cultures use music making to counter ableism and how this might promote efforts toward inclusion and educational equity. This research is an extension of my own experience as both a hard-of-hearing person and a music teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Music Education, Ed.D., Claiming Musical Spaces: Stories of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Musicians, Teachers College, Columbia University

    Award Date: May 18 2016

    Music Education, Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University

    Award Date: Feb 8 2006

    Music Educaton, M.A., Adapting Music Instruction Based on Audiometric Profiles of Children with Hearing Impairments, Teachers College, Columbia University

    Award Date: May 22 2002

    Music Education, Bachelor of Music, Crane School of Music: State University of New York (SUNY), Potsdam, NY

    Award Date: May 26 1990


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