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"Talking About Teaching" with Tara Sievers-Hunt

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Kohl Building

Oberlin Conservatory's Music Education Department presents their third session in the 2013-14 series "Talking About Teaching." At each of these sessions, students are invited to meet and interact with a professional in the field of music education.

For the session on Wednesday, February 26, the faculty welcomes back Tara Sievers-Hunt (OC '00), now an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Vocal Activities at Marygrove College and Director of Project DayDream Girls Vocal Ensembles.

Pizza will be served.



Tara Sievers-Hunt received her double BM in Voice Performance and Music Education from the Oberlin Conservatory, and her MM in Voice Performance with additional studies in choral conducting from Oakland University. Having taught in Ohio, Washington D.C. and Italy for five years, she returned to her native Michigan to serve as Director of Music for an independent community performing arts organization for six years. Currently, she is a professor and co-chair of the Music Department at Marygrove College in Detroit, where is heading a five-year initiative to redevelop the music curriculum based on a Constructivist approach to education and the College’s urban leadership mission. Ms. Sievers-Hunt is also pursuing a PhD in Music Education at Oakland University, where her research interests include: Musicianship as Leadership; Identity and Agency in Musical Communities of Practice; and Performing Arts Assessment. An active performer, Ms. Sievers-Hunt also performs oratorio and chamber works around the metro-Detroit area, and has a particular interest in inter-disciplinary presentations with scholars in other disciplines. Most recently, she has been collaborating with local spiritual leaders in a series of presentations called “Tell Me Who I Am” which pair a spiritual discussion of identity and self with a performance of Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

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Lectures/Symposia/Workshops, Info Sessions/Presentations


Academic, Music Education, Administrative, Conservatory of Music



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Jody Kerchner

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(440) 775-8267

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