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About Martina Vasil

Martina Vasil, PhD, is assistant professor of music education and director of the Modern Band, Orff Schulwerk, and Dalcroze Summer Institute at the University of Kentucky (UK). She teaches collegiate courses in general music, popular music education, and qualitative research and continues to teach children preK–6 at Lexington Montessori School. She is Orff Level III and Dalcroze Level II certified. Martina was a member of the inaugural Modern Band Higher Education Fellowship and has brought Modern Band training to teachers locally and internationally (Liberia). Martina’s research centers on popular music education, curricular change, and Orff Schulwerk. She has been published in the International Journal of Music Education, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education, and the Orff Echo and has a book chapter, “Popular Music Education and Orff Schulwerk”, in Perspectives and Practices in Popular Music Education (2019).

Routines and Boundaries: Managing anxiety during crisis

I am a music education college professor who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. I also keep a foot in the schools by teaching one day a week at a PreK–6 Montessori school. What you are about to read is my specific response to the crisis in which [...]

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