Stephen A. Paparo

President

spaparo@music.umass.edu

Bio

Stephen A. Paparo, Assistant Professor of Music Education, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, supervises student teachers, and conducts the University Chorale. Dr. Paparo holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Michigan State University, a Master of Music from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College. He is also a Guild Certified Practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education.

As a former public school teacher, Dr. Paparo taught junior and senior high school choral music for ten years in New Hartford, NY and earned National Board Certification in 2003. He has conducted several All-County Choruses in New York State and is the Director of Choirs and Voice for Signature Music Camp.

Dr. Paparo has presented at state, national, and international conferences and is published in the Michigan Music Educator. His research interests include embodiment in music, informal popular music learning practices, diversity in music teacher education, and choral music education.