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Melissa Reed

Melissa ReedLecturer


Departmental Responsibilities:
Music for Special Learners - undergraduate/graduate
Psychology of Music - graduate
Issues in Elementary General Music - graduate
Foundations of Music Education - graduate

Nazareth College, MS
Nazareth College, BM

Melissa Reed received a Master of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Music in music education and music therapy from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY . Melissa has worked extensively with students with special needs in the music education and music therapy settings and is a sought after clinician on this topic. She has presented for the National American Orff Schulwerk Association Conferences, New Jersey Music Educators State Conference, New York State School Music Association Conferences, New York State Early Childhood Music Conference, MENC Eastern Division Conference, and the Northern Lights and Long Island American Orff-Schulwerk Association chapters. Melissa served for eight years on the NYSSMA Classroom Music Committee, ending her tenure as the committee chairperson. In 2010 Melissa was awarded the Outstanding Music Educator Award in the field of Classroom Music by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.  Currently Melissa works as a music therapist for the Hilton Central School District in addition to her responsibilities at Nazareth College. Additionally, Melissa is responsible for the "Music for Everyone" early childhood music classes occurring at Nazareth on Saturday morning.

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