ANDREA ROSE has an extensive background in music and music education. As a teacher, researcher, performer, clinician and adjudicator, she maintains an active role in the ongoing development of music and arts education at national and international levels. She holds undergraduate degrees in music ...
ANDREA ROSE has an extensive background in music and music education. As a teacher, researcher, performer, clinician and adjudicator, she maintains an active role in the ongoing development of music and arts education at national and international levels. She holds undergraduate degrees in music and music education from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters in Music and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently, Dr. Rose is a Professor with the Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 1998, she was the recipient of The President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Memorial University. In 2004 she received the National 3M Teaching Fellowship Award granted by 3M and the Canadian Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Dr. Rose taught in the Newfoundland and Labrador school system from 1979-1990. From 1980-1989, she was the Music Director at Holy Heart of Mary High School where she conducted the largest orchestral program in the province. Since coming to Memorial University in 1990, Dr. Rose's teaching experiences have included undergraduate and graduate courses in instrumental teaching methods, secondary school music methods, secondary strings, string repertoire and performance techniques, seminars in music education and graduate courses in Teaching and Learning. She is also an invited guest faculty member of Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue where she co-teaches in the Semester in Dialogue Program). In Fall 2009, she will co-teach Art in Community: Creating Cultures of Ingenuity and Innovation.
Dr. Rose is a member of a number of committees for the Department of Education, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and in 2005-2006 was commissioned by the provincial Government to complete a major study entitled State of the Art: Arts and Cultural Education in Newfoundland and Labrador (2006). Dr. Rose serves on several national and international boards/committees including Debut Atlantic, the Canadian Music Educators' Association Publications Advisory Committee and the International Society for Music Education (ISME) North American Regional Planning Committee.
Dr. Rose's research interests relate primarily to the development of a critical pedagogy and the formation of social and cultural consciousness within music/arts education generally, and music teacher preparation specifically. Her research includes the study of teacher identity through critical reflection and inquiry, the place of indigenous musics in formal curricula, and the development of e-contexts for music teaching and learning. She has published widely in these areas and has been an invited keynote speaker and presenter at a variety of national and international conferences.
Dr. Rose performs as a violinist with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and is founding Chair of the NSO Education Program Committee. She is also an Artistic Director of the biennial Festival 500 Sharing the Voices International Choral Festival. Festival 500 is a world-renowned international non-competitive festival and celebration of choral music that takes place in the intimate setting of North America's oldest city, St. John.s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She is also Co-Director of The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposia, an integral academic and scholarly component of Festival 500 that is co-sponsored by Memorial University of Newfoundland and Festival 500. In 2011, Festival 500 Sharing the Voices will take place July 3-10, 2011 and The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII will occur July 10-13, 2011.