Dr. James T. Frankel

12 Sickletown Road

Pearl River, NY  10965 

(845)-735-1140

www.jamesfrankel.com

http://jamesfrankel.musiced.net

jtfrankel@hotmail.com

 

EDUCATION:               BA in Music Education. Montclair State University, May 1993

                                    MA in Music Education. Teacher’s College, Columbia University, May 1996

                                    Ed.D. in Music Education. Teacher’s College, Columbia University, May 2002.

                                    Supervisor Certification, State University of New York at New Paltz, In Progress

 

CERTIFICATION:        New Jersey: Teacher of Music Grades K-12, Permanent Certification                

 

EMPLOYMENT:

 

Franklin Avenue Middle School

Franklin Lakes, NJ

SEPTEMBER 1997 - PRESENT

Director of Instrumental Music.  Responsibilities: Middle School Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, 6th & 8th Grade General Music, PTA Spring Musical, 8th Grade Musical, Graduation Director, Young Composers Club Advisor, Young Musicians Club Advisor, Benefit Concert Series Producer.

 

Teachers College, Columbia University

New York, NY

SEPTEMBER 2000 – PRESENT

Adjunct Assistant Professor teaching courses entitled “Introduction to New Technologies in Music Education” and “Intermediate/Advanced Applications of Technology”.  Serve as a committee member and as the committee chairperson for doctoral dissertations concerning music technology.  Also served as the applied tuba instructor.

 

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

JANUARY 2001 - PRESENT

Adjunct Faculty member teaching a course entitled “Microcomputers in Music Education”.

 

Indian Hills High School

Oakland, NJ

January 2000 - June 2000, November 2006 - Present

Jazz Ensemble Director

 

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Newark, NJ

MAY 1999 – JUNE 2001

Educational Website Designer.  Responsibilities:  Design, create, and maintain interactive and educational web pages for the New Jersey Symphony’s website.

 

The Wandell School

Saddle River, NJ

SEPTEMBER 1994 - JUNE 1997

Music Teacher. Responsibilities: General Music (Grades PreK-8), Instrumental Music (Grades 4-8), Choral program: Upper Grades & Lower Grades, Handbell Choir (Grades 5-8)

 

SoundTree/Korg USA   

Melville, NY

SPRING 1996 - PRESENT

Clinician, Applications Specialist.  Responsibilities: Install music technology labs and train teachers in schools across the country, create lesson plans for the SoundTree website, developed a new curriculum for the VH1/Save The Music Keyboard Labs, train teachers on how to effectively integrate technology into their curriculums.

 

Berkeley Terrace and Madison Avenue Elementary Schools          

Irvington, NJ

SEPTEMBER 1993- JUNE 1994

Instrumental Music Teacher. Responsibilities: Beginning Band and Advanced Band (Grades 4 - 6)

 

Coupe Theatre Studio    

Nanuet, NY

SUMMER 1993 – SPRING 2000

Children’s Musical Theatre Director.  “Scrooge”, “Oliver”, “Pirates of Penzance”, “Annie”, “Les Miserables”, “Grease”, “A Chorus Line”, “Cats”, “Lion King” and “Little Shop of Horrors”.

 

Ridgewood High School

Ridgewood, NJ

SPRING 1993

Student Teaching Experience.  Responsibilities: Instrumental Music Program, Computer Music Class

 

Joyce Kilmer Elementary School

Mahwah, NJ  

SPRING 1992

Student Teaching Experience. Responsibilities: Instrumental Music Program, Middle School Jazz Band.

 

Montclair Public School District

Montclair, NJ

SPRING 1991 - SUMMER 1995

Piano Teacher for Saturday Morning Music and Arts Program. Group instruction (Ages 5-14)

 

Clarkstown Summer Theatre Festival     

West Nyack, NY

SUMMER 1991 - SUMMER 1995, SUMMER 1997, 1998

Musical Director for:  “Brigadoon”, “Hello Dolly”, “Babes in Arms”,“Oklahoma” ,“Guys and Dolls”, “Fiddler on the Roof”.   and“The Pajama Game”  (Ages 14-19)

    

Clarkstown South High School

West Nyack, NY

FALL 1990 - SPRING 1994, 1996, 1998 - 2000

Musical Director for: “Oklahoma”, “Wonderful Town”, “Annie”, “Cinderella”,  “Barnum”, “Anything Goes” ,“Damn Yankees”  and “Once Upon a Mattress”. (Grades 9 - 12)

 

Private Instruction:

NY/NJ Area

FALL 1989 – SPRING 2003

Private teacher for Piano and Brass Instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

2007.    Continue as a regular contributing author for Tempo Magazine.

            January 2007: “Music Education Blogs: More Than Just Diaries”

2007.    Chapter author for the upcoming Foundations in Music Education 2nd Edition by Dr. Hal Abeles, to be published Fall of 2007.

2007.    Review of Music Cross Cultural Explorations West Africa – The Middle East to be included in the All Things Technology column in the January 2007 edition of the Music Educators Journal.

2006:    Article entitled: “Scoring With Standard MIDI Files” published in the September 2006 issue of Music Education Technology Magazine.

2006:    Review of Music Ace Maestro included in the All Things Technology column published in the May 2006 edition of the Music Educators Journal

2006.    Continue as a regular contributing author for Tempo Magazine.

            January 2006: “Upgrading Software: Is It Worth the Expense”

            March 2006: “Facilitating Differentiated Instruction With Technology”

            May 2006: “Podcasting in the Music Classroom”

            October 2006: “It’s TI:ME For New Jersey”

2005.    Article entitled “Utilizing GarageBand in the Music Classroom” published in the February issue of Massachusetts Music News.

2005.    Article entitled“Teaching Music in a One-Computer Classroom” published in the January issue Music Education Technology Magazine.

2005.    Continue as a regular contributing author for Tempo Magazine.

            January 2005:  “Making Music with MIDI Files”.

March 2005: Composing Across the Curriculum With Technology

May 2005: The Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) Awards New Jersey’s Own Amy Burns with their 1st Annual Teacher Of The Year Award featuring an article entitled Could the Children in the Younger Grades Benefit from Technology in the Music Classroom? by Amy Burns

October 2005: Music Educator's Guide to the iPod

2004.    Article entitled “Spotlight Article: Recording the Future with Technology” published in the September issue of Music Education Technology Magazine.

2004.    Teaching Classroom Music in the Keyboard Lab published by SoundTree Publications.

2004.    Continue as a regular contributing author for Tempo Magazine.

            January 2004:  “Staying Connected: Online Networks for Music Educators”.

            March 2004: “The Virtual Classroom: Distance Learning for Music Educators”.

            May 2004: “Technology Applications for the High School Music Program”.

            October 2004: “Utilizing GarageBand in the Music Classroom”.

2003.    Article entitled “Alphabet Soup: Sonic Food for the Soul” published in The Resource Guide by SoundTree.

2003.    Contributor for the TI:ME E-mail Blast Newsletter

            November 2003:  “Teaching Two-Part Inventions with Notation Software”.

            November 2003:  “Getting to Know SoundBeam”.

2003.    Contributing author for Spotlight on Technology in the Music Classroom published by MENC, Reston, VA.

2003.    Article entitled “Teaching Serialism with Technology” published in The Resource Guide by SoundTree.

2003.    Continue as a regular contributing author for Tempo Magazine.

            January 2003: “The Transparent Use of Technology in the Music Classroom”.

            March 2003: “Are You Being Served? : Utilizing Your School File Server”.

            May 2003: “To Burn, Or Not To Burn?  It’s More Than an Ethical Question”.

            October 2003:  “New Technologies for the Music Classroom”.

2002.    Article entitled “Notation Software Review: A Close Look at Sibelius” published in The Music Technology Guide by Lentine’s Music.

2002.    “The Internet as a Means of Assessing State and National Standards” published in the Proceedings from the Second National Symposium on Music Instruction Technology.  Journal of Technology in Music Learning, Volume 1, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2002.

2002.    Continue as a regular contributing author for Tempo Magazine.

            January 2002: “World Music on the World Wide Web”.

March 2002: “The Internet as a Means of Assessing the NJ Core Content Standards in Music: What Happened?”

            March 2002: “Teaching Music with PowerPoint”.

            May 2002.  “The New Jersey Young Composers Project: Student Compositions Online”.

2001.    Contributing author for Strategies for Teaching: Technology published by MENC.

2001.    Article entitled “Software for the Elementary Classroom” published in the Kentucky Bluegrass News, December 2001.

2001.    Article entitled “Software Applications in the Elementary School Classroom” published in the Fall issue of the European Music Educators Magazine.

2001.    Continue as a regular contributing author for Tempo Magazine.

            January 2001: “Software Applications in the Elementary School Classroom”.

            March 2001: “Notation Software review: A Close Look at Sibelius”.

            May 2001: “Teaching Music Theory with Technology”.

            October 2001: “Understanding Digital Audio”.

2000.    Contributing Author for article entitled “Music Education in a Digital World” published in Teaching Music published by MENC, August 2000, Volume 8, Number 1.

2000.    Article entitled “Emerging Technologies for the Music Classroom” published in the Florida Music Director, December 2000.

2000.    Continue as a regular contributing author for Tempo Magazine.

            January 2000: “Using the Internet to Assess the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards in Music”.

            March 2000: “Resources for Technology-Minded Music Educators”.

            May 2000: “Getting Started with Technology in the Music Classroom”.

            September 2000: “Emerging Technologies for the Music Classroom”.

1999.    Article entitled “The Computer as an Assessment Tool in the Band Room” published in The Resource Guide, by SoundTree

1999.    Article entitled “The Music Educator’s Guide to the Internet” published in the December issue of the European Music Educators Magazine.   

1999.    Selected as a regular contributing author for Tempo Magazine, the official magazine of NJMEA.

            March 1999: “Technology as an Assessment Device in the Band Room”

            May 1999:  Implementing the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards with Technology”

            October 1999: “The Music Educator’s Rough Guide to the Internet”

1997.    Review published in The Resource Guide, by SoundTree entitled: “Making Music”.

1997.    Article published in Tempo Magazine entitled “It’s Elementary:MIDI Hardware and Software Resources”, March issue.

1996.    Review published in The Resource Guide, by SoundTree entitled: “Practica Musica 2.0”.

1995.    Article published in SoundTree newsletter. “Technology & the National Standards”

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

2007.    Scheduled to present a session entitled “Podcasting in the Music Classroom” at the 2007 Massachusetts     Music Educators Conference, Boston, MA.

2007.    Scheduled to present two sessions entitled “Podcasting in the Music Classroom” and “It’s About TI:ME” at the 2007 OMEA/TI:ME National Conference, Columbus, OH.

2007.    Scheduled to present two sessions entitled “Technology in the Music Classroom” and “To Burn Or Not To Burn: It’s More Than An Ethical Question” at the 2007 Kentucky Music Educators Conference, Louisville, KY.

2007.    Scheduled to present a session entitled “Internet Resources for Jazz Educators” at the IAJE National Conference, New York, NY.

2006.    Presented a session entitled “Utilizing Sibelius 4.0 in the Music Classroom” at the Region 8 Professional Development Day, New York City Public Schools, Brooklyn, NY.

2006.    Hosted and managed the TI:ME New Jersey Technology In-Service Conference at the Franklin Avenue Middle School in Franklin Lakes, NJ.  Over 85 registrants attended.  Presented a session entitled “Podcasting in the Music Classroom”.

2006.    Presented four sessions entitled “Internet Resources for Band Directors”, “Internet Resources for Choral      Directors”, “Internet Resources for Orchestra Directors” and “World Music on the World Wide Web” at

            the 2006 Maryland Music Educators Fall Conference.

2006.    Presented two sessions entitled “Internet Resources for Music Educators” and “To Burn Or Not To Burn:   It’s More Than An Ethical Question” at the 60th MENC National Biennial In-Service Conference, Salt   Lake City, UT

2006.    Presented two sessions entitled “Facilitating Differentiated Instruction with Music Technology” and “To    Burn Or Not To Burn: It’s More Than An Ethical Question” at the 2006 Massachusetts Music Educators      Conference, Boston, MA.

2006.    Presented three sessions entitled “Composing With Technology Across the Curriculum”, “Facilitating       Differentiated Instruction with Music Technology”, and “Utilizing GarageBand in the Music Classroom” at           the 2006 New Jersey Music Educators In-Service Conference, East Brunswick, NJ.

2006.    Presented three session entitled ”, “Facilitating Differentiated Instruction with Music Technology”,            “Utilizing GarageBand in the Music Classroom”, and “To Burn Or Not To Burn: It’s More Than An           Ethical Question” at the 2006 Florida Music Educators Conference, Tampa, FL.

2005.    Presented three sessions entitled “Composing With Technology Across the Curriculum”, “Internet Resources for Music Educators”, and “Utilizing GarageBand in the Music Classroom” at the TI:ME/IMEA Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

2005.    Presented a session entitled “iLife ’04 Featuring GarageBand” at the South Carolina EDTECH Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Teaching Classroom Music with Band-In-A-Box” at the Orchard School, Ridgewood, NJ.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Technology in the Music Classroom” for the Marlboro Township Public Schools, Marlboro, NJ.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Teaching Classroom Music with a Keyboard Lab” at the David Brewer Elementary School, Leavenworth, KS.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Technology in the Music Classroom” for the Philadelphia Public Schools, Philadelphia, PA.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Applying Technology in the Music Classroom” for the Loudoun County Public Schools, Loudoun, VA.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Technology in the Music Classroom” at the Oakland Mills High School, Columbia, MD.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Technology in the Music Classroom” at the Brandywine High School, Wilmington, DE.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Technology in the Music Classroom” at the Charles F. Patton Middle School, Kennett Square, PA.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Technology in the Music Classroom” for the Montgomery County Public Schools, Silver Spring, MD.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Teaching Classroom Music with a Keyboard Lab” for the Baltimore Public Schools In-Service Day, Baltimore, MD.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Successes in the Classroom: Core Audio and MIDI for Teaching Music” at the Apple Computer Digital Music Seminar, BOCES Lower Hudson Regional Information Center, Elmsford, NY.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Technology in the Music Classroom” for the Madison-Oneida BOCES Model Schools Program Professional Development Day, Rome, NY.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “To Burn Or Not To Burn: It’s More Than An Ethical Question” at the 2004 NJECC Annual Conference, Montclair, NJ.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Technology in the Music Classroom” at Central High School, Philadelphia, PA.

2004.    Presented three sessions entitled “The New SoundTree Elementary Music Curriculum”, “Five Successful Examples of Music Technology in Elementary and Secondary Music Classrooms”, and “World Music on the World Wide Web” at the MENC 59th National Biennial In-Service Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

2004.    Presented four sessions entitled “The New SoundTree Elementary Music Curriculum”, “To Burn Or Not To Burn: It’s More Than An Ethical Question”, “Staying Connected: Online Networks for Music Educators”, and “World Music on the World Wide Web” at the February NJMEA State Conference, East Brunswick, NJ.

2004.    Presented a session entitled “Teaching Classroom Music with a Keyboard Lab” for the Portland Public Schools In-Service Day, Portland, OR.

2004.    Presented two sessions entitled “To Burn Or Not To Burn: It’s More Than An Ethical Question” and “World Music on the World Wide Web” at the National TI:ME Conference, San Antonio, TX.

2003.    Presented a session entitled “Staying Connected: Online Networks for Music Educators” at the Sound Ways of Learning III In-Service Conference at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ.

2003.    Presented a session entitled “Teaching Classroom Music with a Keyboard Lab” for the Washington DC Public Schools In-Service Day, Washington, DC.

2003.    Presented a session entitled “Teaching Classroom Music with a Keyboard Lab” at the Welcome Elementary School Staff Development Day, Greenville, SC.

2003.    Presented a session entitled “Teaching Classroom Music with a Keyboard Lab” at the Mabelvale Elementary School Staff Development Day, Little Rock, AK.

2003.    Presented a session entitled “World Music on the World Wide Web” at the Fifth Annual National Symposium for Music Instruction Technology at Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL.

2003.    Presented a session entitled “World Music on the World Wide Web” at the Bi-Annual Eastern Division MENC Conference, Providence, RI.

2002.    Presented a session entitled “Using the Internet as an Assessment Tool for State and National Standards” at the Bi-Annual National MENC Conference, Nashville, TN.

2001.    Presented the Keynote Address at the 7th Annual Rockland County Music Educators Conference Day in Nanuet NY entitled: Curriculum and Assessment in Music Education.  Also presented two workshops on integrating technology into the music classroom.

2001.    Presented a workshop entitled “MusicAssessment.com: A Research Report” at the Third Annual National Symposium on Music Instruction Technology at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

2001.    Presented a workshop entitled “Assessing the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards in Music with the Internet” at the June NJECC Conference at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

2001.    Presented two workshops, “Software Applications for the Elementary and Middle School Classroom” and “Assessing the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards in Music with the Internet” at the February NJMEA State Conference, East Brunswick, NJ.

2000.    Presented a workshop entitled “The Internet as a Means of Assessing the NJ State and National Standards in Music” at the 2nd Annual National Symposium on Music Technology Instruction, University of Florida, Tallahassee, FL

2000.    Presented a workshop entitled: “Standards, Computers & You in Music Education” at the Allamuchy Township School, Allamuchy, NJ.

2000.    Presented a workshop entitled “The Internet and the NJ State Assessment in the Arts” at the Arts for Learning Summer Conference, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ

1997.    Presented a clinic “Using the National Standards As A Vehicle to Apply Technology In The Music Classroom.” at the February NJMEA State Conference, Cherry Hill, NJ.

1996.    Presented a clinic “Technology in the Elementary Music Classroom” at the December NYSSMA In-Service Convention.

1996.    Presented a clinic “Assessing and Implementing the National Standards with Technology” at

            the November NJMEA In-Service Convention, Atlantic City, NJ.

 

GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONORS:

 

2006.    Received the Outstanding Teacher Award for 2006 from Teachers College, Columbia University.

2006.    Awarded grant of $38,000 from NAMM for a project entitled: Multimedia, Music & Technology.  Serve as the grant administrator, teacher participant and web designer.

2006.    Appointed to chair of the TI:ME State Chapters Committee.

2006.    Elected President of the New Jersey Chapter of TI:ME.

2005.    Selected in to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2005.

2004.    Appointed to the Technology Institute for Music Educators Board of Directors.

2004.    Appointed to chair of the TI:ME Grants Committee and as the editor of the TI:ME Email Newsletter.

2003.    Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award.  Teacher of the Year for the Franklin Avenue Middle School.

2003.    Appointed to the Technology Institute for Music Educators National Advisory Board.

2002.    Selected as the Conductor for the Rockland County All-County High School Band.

2001.    Selected as the Conductor for the Bergen County All-County Middle School Band.

2001.    Selected to participate as a member of the GAINS Grant funded by the New Jersey State Department of Education to develop materials for NJ parents about the NJCCC Standards in Music.

2001.    Became a certified instructor for TI:ME, the Technology Institute for Music Educators.

2000.    Guest conductor of the Columbia University Wind Ensemble at their December concert.

2000.    Appeared as a guest showcasing Technology in the Music Classroom on the MENC television program Tempo.

2000.    Selected in to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2000.

2000.    Appointed for a three-year term to the Fine Arts Forum for the PT3 Grant at Ramapo College.

1999.    Selected as a regular contributing author for Tempo Magazine.

1998.    Appointed to the Governing Committee of the NJSO Master Teachers Collaborative.

1998.    Selected as a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society.

1998.    Accepted to the Ed.D. program at Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

1997.    Member of the Arts Framework Writing Team for the New Jersey Department of Education.

1996.    Graduated Teacher’s College, Columbia University with a Masters in Music Education.

1996.    Selected as a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Master Teachers Collaborative.

1995.    Selected as Composer-in-Residence for the Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble. 

1993.    Selected as the Outstanding Composer/Theorist at Montclair State University.

1992.    Served as State Vice President of the New Jersey Collegiate Chapters of MENC.

1991.    Served as President of the Montclair State University MENC Chapter.

1990.    Served as Vice President of the Montclair State University MENC Chapter.

1988.    Received a scholarship from the Morning Music Club for tuba performance.

 

PERFORMANCES:

 

Tuba with the Rockland County Concert Band, Nanuet, NY (2000-2004)

Trombone with the Reflections Jazz & Swing Orchestra, Spring Valley, NY (2001-2004)

Tuba with the Bloomfield Civic Band, Bloomfield, NJ (1990-1996)

Tuba with the Garden State Concert Band, Bloomfield, NJ (1990-1996)

Tuba with the Symphony of Winds & Percussion, Jersey City, NJ (1991-1994)

Tuba with the Imperial Brass Band, New Brunswick, NJ (1992-1994)

Trombone with the West Orange Symphony Orchestra, West Orange, NJ (1992-1995)

Tuba with the Riverside Symphony Orchestra, New York, NY (1993-1995)

Tuba with the Swingin’ Dixie Dixieland Band, Montclair, NJ (1992-1997)

Tuba with the Montclair State University Concert Band, Upper Montclair, NJ (1988-1993)

Tuba with the Montclair State University Symphony Orchestra, Upper Montclair, NJ (1988-1993)

Tuba with the Don Butterfield Tuba Quartet (1988-1993)

Tuba with the Bloomfield Youth Band, Bloomfield, NJ (1988-1996)

 

Studied Tuba with: Don Butterfield, Scott Mendoker, Steven Johns, Patrick Sheridan, Paul Scott.

Studied Conducting with: Leon Hyman, Shepard Coleman, Dino Anagnost.

 

 

Teaching Evaluations available upon request.

 

References:

 

Dr. Lee Whitmore, Managing Director, SoundTree: (800) 963-8733 ext. 6670

 

Dr. Hal Abeles, Professor of Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. (212) 678-3282

 

Dr. Thomas E. Rudolph, President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators: (610) 499-3132

 

Dr. Lori Custodero, Professor of Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University: (212) 678-3283

 

Dr. Lisa Delorenzo, Professor of Music Education, Montclair State University: (973) 746-5503

 

Dr. Edward J. Sullivan, Former Superintendent of Schools, Franklin Lakes, NJ: (845) 876-8247

 

Dr. Joseph Klingler, Former Principal, Franklin Avenue Middle School: (609) 492-0952

 

Dr. Mark Mongon, Former Superintendent of Schools, Saddle River, NJ: (201) 445-8544

 

Mr. Richard Lio, Former Principal, Franklin Avenue Middle School: (201) 891-0202