Joyce A. Jordan

Title/Position: Professor and Chair Emeritus, Music Education and Music Therapy

Profile:

 
What would you say are the outstanding highlights of your professional life?

Receiving the Phillip Frost Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarshiphttps://www.miami.edu/EE/eeroot/index.php?S=ee150a61f46483a7ace76fc095c60ac2d4f83247&C=edit&M=edit_entry&weblog_id=375&entry_id=36581

Winning the Florida College Teacher of the Year Award, Florida Music Educators Association

Recipient of Grant Funding for Early Childhood Research totaling more than $500,000

Receiving the LifeTime Membership Award, Early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Earning certifications in Early Childhood Music and Movement and in Orff-Schulwerk Techniques

Why should a potential student choose the University of Miami?

We have the most comprehensive music education program in the country.

What is your teaching philosophy? What do you expect of your students?

If you can experience something, you can teach it. I expect students to put effort into all the core music education courses and commit to teaching as a profession. If this is your goal, you will not waste any of your time in college.

Career Highlights:

Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo is published widely and is an active researcher in early childhood music. She has presented at international, national, state and regional conferences.

Prof. Jordan-DeCarbo is a past-president of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association and published regularly in the early childhood music journal, Early Childhood Connections. She is the co-author of the chapter, “Music and Early Childhood Education,” in the New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning.

Short Biography:

Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo is professor and chair emeritus of the Department of Music Education and Music Therapy at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She retired in 2011 after 29 years of service to the university. She is published widely and is an active researcher in early childhood music. She has presented at international, national, state and regional conferences. Professor Emeritus Jordan-DeCarbo is a past-president of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association and published regularly in the early childhood music journal, Early Childhood Connections. She is the co-author of the chapter, “Music and Early Childhood Education,” in the New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning. She received a B.A. degree from Brescia College, an M.M. degree from the University of Cincinnati, and a Ph.D. degree from Kent State University. Professor Emeritus Jordan-DeCarbo serves on the editorial advisory board of Early Childhood Connections, the only music journal that advocates for music and movement-based learning for children birth to eight years old. She is also the research review editor for that journal. In addition, she is the consulting advisor for and past-president of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association.


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"Music is The Art of Being, and discovering how to connect with the world without words." —Joyce Jordan


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