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Theresa Thomasulo

About Theresa Thomasulo

Theresa Thomasulo is a musician-educator with over a decade of teaching experience. She currently teaches 5-8 Choir in Los Angeles, CA and maintains a private studio. Theresa is an Orff certified educator and serves on her school’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Team. She has taught in public, private, and international schools in a range of courses including choir, general music, music appreciation, ukulele ensemble, string ensemble, and musical theater, and has advised an independent study course for solo erhu performance and improvisation. Theresa received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam and a Master of Music degree in Ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where she specialized in musics of South and East Asia. She studied voice and veena under renowned Carnatic musician and performer Lakshmi Ranganathan. Theresa is an avid researcher, writer, presenter, guest lecturer, and volunteer with a focus on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the music classroom.
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Shifting Focus: What I learned during distance learning

“Okay, that’s it!  Anyone who has questions can stay on the call; otherwise, you are free to go.  I miss you all!  Have a wonderful summer!” (double waves and beams)  This was how I ended my last 7th-grade choir class of the year.  It took place on Zoom, [...]

Teaching Trans Singers: Rethinking the Basics

Theresa Thomasulo In recent years, it has become increasingly common for choral teachers to have transitioning and gender-fluid singers in their choirs.  A quick online search will reveal some excellent literature centered on vocal pedagogy and transitioning voices. However, we should also consider the statistics [...]