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Jennifer Scott Miceli

Jennifer Scott Miceli

Director of Music Education and Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz, Department of Music Chair

Ph.D., Music Education, Eastman School of Music, University of RochesterM.M., Music Education, Eastman School of Music, University of RochesterB.M. Applied Flute/Music Education, The Hartt School, University of Hartford

Description

Jennifer Scott Miceli, Ph.D. is Director of Music Education and Vocal Jazz at LIU Post, where she also serves as Department Chair. Miceli maintains an active guest conducting schedule that includes established community ensembles as well as numerous state-division, all-county, and district-wide elementary and secondary choral festivals in the northeast corridor. Under her direction, Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz (LISVJ) has performed at the esteemed Montreux, Vienne, and Jazz á Juan Festivals; Teatro Compasa in Costa Rica; New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts; NYSSMA Winter Conference in Rochester, NY; and at the world famous Iridium Jazz Club in Manhattan.

Currently serving as President of New York Association of College Music Programs, Miceli is a specialist in Edwin E. Gordon's Music Learning Theory and the Kodály approach. She presents statewide, divisional, national, and international courses and interest sessions involving standards-based music teaching and learning, assessment, teacher education, choral music education, and academic/community music partnership programs. Articles appear in Choral Cues, The School Music News, General Music Today, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Audea-The Official Publication of the Gordon Institute for Music Learning, JazzEd Magazine, and her chapter on measurement and evaluation is included in The School Choral Program (GIA, 2008). Her book entitled Skill Building Sequence for Choral Ensembles: Volume 1-Teacher’s Guide for Children's Choirs, introduces a pedagogical sequence for music literacy (UPA, 2015).

Miceli is founding director of Belle Voci Intergenerational Women’s Choir. This Long Island-based philanthropic treble ensemble includes lauded vocal music teachers and their students who sing to support cancer prevention and cure. Miceli's Audiation Sequence for Choral Ensembles featuring Belle Voci is included on the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) sponsored music teaching and learning DVD entitled Music Views. A flutist and a singer, she  has performed in England, France, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and The Czech Republic.

Specialties

  • Edwin E. Gordon Music Learning Theory
  • The Kodály Approach
  • Choral Music Education
  • Choral Conducting
  • Vocal Jazz
  • Women's Choir
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Music Education

Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Miceli, J. (2012) Sound advice for the jazz vocalist: an interview with Kim Nazarian of New York Voices JazzEd, 7, no.5.
  • Miceli, J. (2008) Audiation sequence for choral ensembles. The Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML): Audea, 13, no.1, 5-6, 11.
  • Miceli, J. et al. (2006) A four-way perspective on the development and importance of a preK-16 partnership involving music for special learners (electronic version]. Journal of Music Teacher Education 16, no. 1.
  • Miceli, J.(2005) Providing a model for music learning theory-based collaborative experiences in music teacher education. The Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML): Audea, 10, no. 2, 5-7.
  • Miceli, J. (2001) Getting started with measurement and evaluation in high school choral music. The Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML): Audea. 7, no. 2, 8 – 10.
  • Miceli, J. (2010) Joe was a friend of mine. The School Music News, 73, no.4.
  • Miceli, J.  (2001) Making connections in music teacher education. The School Music News, 67, no. 2, 22-23.
Books

  • Miceli, J. (2015) Skill building sequence for choral ensembles: volume 1. Teacher's guide for children's choir. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. Companion website: skillbuildingsequence.com.
Book Chapters

  • Miceli, J. (2008) Measuring and evaluating the school choral program: standards-based benchmark assessment in the school choral program. In M. Holt & J. Jordan (Eds.), The school choral program: philosophy, planning organizing, and teaching (pp 253 – 297); Chicago: G. I. A.

Reviews of Author's Publications

  • Burton, S. (2009) For your library. [electronic version]. Music Educators Journal, 96, no 18, 18-21. (Review of Holt & Jordan, 2008)
  • Bruntel, D. (2016) Book Review in press. Music Educators Journal. (Review of Miceli, 2015)
  • Gilmer, E. (2015) Skill Building Sequence for Choral Ensembles from Dr. Jennifer Miceli. [Review of the book skill building sequence for choral ensembles: volume 1. Teacher's guide for children's choir]. http://ipaimpress.com/.

Lectures and Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Winter Conference Presentations, Rochester, NY

  • 2016 University Supervisor, Cooperating Teacher, and Student Teacher: Building Relationships for Effective Teaching and Learning 
  • 2015 Working Together: An Active Discussion Between Collegiate Music Administrators and P-12 Music Educators
  • 2014 The Evolving Landscape of Music Curricula in Higher Education
  • 2012 Detect, Diagnose and Prescribe: Music Teacher Education in the Performing Ensemble Rehearsal Setting
  • 2010 Reading Choral Literature Through Audiation: Bringing Meaning to Notation
  • 2008 Standards-Based Assessment in the School Choral Program: Ready-Made Rating Scales
  • 2006 Finding a Voice for the Tonally Challenged Chorister
  • 2005 Exploring the Commonalities Among Dalcroze, Gordon, Kodály, and Orff
  • 2004 The Collegiate MENC Chapter: Strategies for Success
  • 2003 Music Education & “All Grades” Certification: Getting Our Pre-Service Teachers Ready to Teach the Little Ones!
  • 2002 Musical Skill Development for the Tonally Challenged Secondary Choral Student

International, National, Divisional, and State Music Conference Presentations

  • 2016 Application of Gordon's Music Learning Theory to Choral Teaching and Learning Settings - Two sessions presented at the 2016 Associazione Italiana Gordon per L’Apprendimento Musicale in Rome, Italy
  • 2011 An Investigation of Music Learning Theory in Secondary Choral Programs: The Effect of Music Aptitude on High School Students' Vocal Performance Ratings at Solo Contest, Chicago, IL
  • 2009 Reading Choral Literature Through Audiation, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 2008 Honoring the Gifts: Making a Difference Through Song, Oxford, England
  • 2008 Audiation Sequence for Choral Ensembles Featuring Belle Voci Women's Choir, Brookville, NY
  • 2007 Reading Choral Literature Through Audiation, Dayton, OH
  • 2006 Preparing the Next Generation of Music Teachers: Four Variations on a Theme of Best Practice, Massachusetts All-State Music Conference
  • 2005 The Collegiate MENC Chapter: Strategies for Success, Baltimore, MD
  • 2004 Vision 2020 and Music Teacher Education: Graduating Successful Educators, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2002 Musicianship in the Secondary Choral Rehearsal: Teaching Music Skills for Life, Allerton Retreat, IL

Balanced Mind Conference Presentations, Long Island, NY

  • 2009 Stylistic Gesturing for Choral Conductors
  • 2008 Measurement and Evaluation in Music K-12
  • 2002 Vocal Jazz Methods: A Sequential Approach to Improvisation Readiness and Choral Reading Session
  • 2001 Musical Skill Development for the Tonally Challenged Child

Invited Presentations

  • 2016 Ready-Made Rubrics for K-12 Music Educators, NYSCAME, Long Island, NY
  • 2014 Buffalo State University – Vocal Jazz Methods, Buffalo, NY
  • 2013/14 LIU Post – Teachers as Storytellers: Preparing for edTPA, Brookville, NY
  • 2011 University at Buffalo – Audiation, Literature and Your Choir and Vocal Jazz Methods, Buffalo, NY
  • 2010 Long Island Guitar Festival – Guitar in the Public School Classroom: Developing Musicianship Through Standards-Based Instruction, Brookville, NY
  • 2010 NYSSMA Summer Conference – Round Table Discussion on Student Teaching, Albany, NY
  • 2009 Boot Camp for Choral Conductors, NYSCAME, Long Island, NY
  • Brentwood Schools – Preparing for the College Audition, Brentwood, NY

Recordings

CD and DVD Recordings

  • Belle Voci Women's Choir: Women and Girls United in Song for Cancer Prevention and Cure –Jennifer Miceli, Director
    Recorded at Christ Church, Oyster Bay, NY (2017) (2016), (2015), (2013) and (2008)
  • Nassau All-County Music Festival Division 4 Chorus – Jennifer Miceli, Director
    Recorded at Tilles Center, Brookville, NY (2017)
  • Nassau All-County Music Festival Division 4 Chorus – Jennifer Miceli, Director
    Recorded at Tilles Center, Brookville, NY (2014)
  • Monroe All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Jennifer Miceli, Director
    Recorded at Spencerport High School, Spencerport, NY (2013)
  • Onondaga All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Jennifer, Miceli, Director
    Recorded at Solvay High School, Solvay, NY (2013)
  • Zone 5 Area—All State Mixed Chorus – Jennifer Miceli, Director
    Recorded at SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY (2012)
  • Nassau All County Music Festival Division 1 Chorus – Jennifer Miceli, Director
    Recorded at Tilles Center, Brookville, NY (2012)
  • Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Jennifer, Miceli, Director
    Recorded at Rochester Convention Center, NYSSMA Conference, Rochester, NY (2011)
  • Nassau All-County Music Festival Division IV Chorus – Jennifer Miceli, Director
    Recorded at Tilles Center, Brookville, NY (2010)
  • Nassau All-County Music Festival Division V Chorus – Jennifer Miceli, Director
    Recorded at Tilles Center Brookville, NY (2009)
  • Flute and Piano on a Sunday Afternoon – Jennifer Miceli, Flute; Elise Sobol, Piano
    Recorded at Christ Church, Oyster Bay, NY (2008)
  • Music Views: Standards Based Teaching and Learning Across the State
    Recorded by Fusion Productions at LIU Post Campus, Brookville (2008)
  • In a Sentimental Mood – Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble and LIU Post Jazz Ensemble – Jennifer Miceli and T.K. Blue, Directors
    Recorded at Christ Church, Oyster Bay, NY (2008)
  • SCMEA Division 2 Festival West – Jennifer Miceli, Chorus Director
    Recorded at Northport High School, Northport, NY (2007)
  • Nassau All-County Jazz Festival/Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Jennifer Miceli, Director
    Recorded at Hillwood Recital Hall, Brookville, NY (2007)
  • Mozart Requiem featuring Ward Melville High School – Jennifer Miceli, Alto Soloist
    Recorded at Tilles Center, Brookville, NY (2007)
  • Jazz Knight 2007 featuring Rockland All-County Vocal Jazz – Jennifer Miceli, Director
    Recorded at Nanuet High School, Nanuet, NY (2007)
  • Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz and LIU Post Jazz Ensemble Live at Montreux and Vienne Jazz Festivals (2007)
  • Songs for Healing featuring Belle Voci Women’s Choir – Jennifer Miceli, Director
    Recorded at Long Island University, LIU Post, Brookville, NY (2006)
  • Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble Live! II – Jennifer Miceli, Director
    Recorded in Hillwood Recital Hall, Long Island University, LIU Post, Brookville, NY (2006)
  • SCMEA Jazz Day – Jennifer Miceli, Director of Suffolk All-County Vocal Jazz
    Recorded at Sayville High School, Sayville, NY (2006)
  • 41st Annual Winter Choral Concert – Jennifer Miceli, Director of Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble
    Recorded at Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY (2005)
  • Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble Live – Jennifer Miceli, Director
    Recorded in Hillwood Recital Hall, Long Island University, LIU Post, Brookville, NY (2005)
  • Fabulously French featuring Voci da Camera Choral Ensemble – Jennifer Miceli, Alto
    Recorded in Christ Church, Oyster Bay, NY (2004)
  • Nassau All-County Music Festival – Jennifer, Miceli, Director of Division Three Mixed Chorus
    Recorded in Tilles Center, Brookville, NY (2003)
  • A Voci Christmas featuring Voci da Camera Choral Ensemble – Jennifer Miceli, Alto
    Recorded in Christ Church, Oyster Bay, NY (2003)
  • There is Sweet Music featuring Voci da Camera Choral Ensemble – Jennifer Miceli, Alto
    Recorded in Christ Church, Oyster Bay, NY (2002)

Performances

Invited Guest Conducting

  • 2017 Ulster All-County High School Mixed Chorus, SUNY Ulster, Ulster, NY
  • 2017 Nassau All-County Division 3 Mixed Chorus, Tilles Center, Brookville, NY
  • 2016 AIGAM Children’s Music Camp, Pescasseroli, Italy
  • 2016 Patchogue-Medford Vocal Night, Medford, NY
  • 2016 Suffolk All-County Middle School Vocal Jazz, Centereach, NY
  • 2015 Choral Society of the Hamptons, East Hampton, NY
  • 2014 Onteora Vocal Jazz Festival, Onteora, NY
  • 2014 Nassau All-County Division 4 Mixed Chorus, Tilles Center, Brookville, NY
  • 2014 Buffalo State University Vocal Jazz Festival, Buffalo, NY
  • 2013 Choral Society of the Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
  • 2013 Monroe All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Rochester, NY
  • 2013 Onondaga All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Syracuse, NY
  • 2012 Zone 5 Area-All State Mixed Chorus, Potsdam, NY
  • 2012 Division I East All County Chorus, Tilles Center, Brookville, NY
  • 2011 East Meadow All-District Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Clark High School, East Meadow, NY
  • 2009-2016 Christ Church Oyster Bay Chancel Choir
  • 2010 Nassau All-County Music Festival Division IV Chorus, Tilles Center, Brookville
  • 2009 Nassau All-County Music Festival Division V Chorus, Tilles Center, Brookville, NY
  • 2007 Suffolk All-County Women’s Chorus, Huntington, NY
  • 2007 Rockland All-County Vocal Jazz, Nanuet, NY
  • 2007 Suffolk All-County Music Festival Division 2 Chorus, Northport, NY
  • 2007 Nassau All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Brookville, NY
  • 2006 Suffolk All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Albany, NY
  • 2006 North Fork Choral Festival, Southold, NY
  • 2006 Suffolk All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Sayville, NY
  • 2004 Lawrence Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Choruses, Lawrence, NY
  • 2003 Nassau All-County Music Festival Division 3 Chorus, Tilles Center, Brookville, NY

Performances with Voci da Camera and Evoco Women's Ensemble – Professional Level Chamber Choirs

  • 2016 Winter Reflections, United Methodist Church, Port Washington
  • 2015 A Very Voci Christmas, Christ Church, Oyster Bay
  • 2015 An American Celebration, Christ Church, Oyster Bay, NY
  • 2014 A Voci Christmas, Abiding Presence Lutheran Church
  • 2014 A Voci Valentine, Christ Church, Oyster Bay, NY
  • 2013 As There are Flowers, Christ Church, Oyster Bay, NY
  • 2012 The Voice of the Poet, Christ Church, Oyster Bay, NY
  • 2011 Aspects of A Cappella, Interfaith Center, Chapel, LIU Post
  • 2010 From Both Sides Now, Christ Church, Oyster Bay, NY
  • From 2001 – 2006, Voci da Camera performed 3 or 4 times per year at
  • Christ Church, Oyster Bay and other churches in the area.
  • Voci da Camera toured Europe in August of 2001, performing in Prague,
  • Dresden, Leipzig, Nuremburg, Munich, Salzburg, Linz, Vienna, and Budapest.

Belle Voci Intergenerational Women's Choir
Jennifer Miceli is Founding Director of Belle Voci Women’s Choir – A select intergeneration treble ensemble founded for the purposes of (a) performing exceptional choral literature for treble voices, (b) providing a performance outlet and summer music learning environment for LIU Post alumni and qualified undergraduate and graduate students, and (c) supporting the American Cancer Society through charitable contributions. Membership increased from twelve singers in 2004 to forty singers in 2010. The ensemble included music teachers and students representing 20 school districts in 2013.

2004 Flute and Guitar Concert
Performed a flute, guitar, and percussion concert together with guitarist William Bonham, and music education graduate assistant and percussionist, Dylan Benson, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Sea Cliff, NY

2006-2009 Performances with Camerata Choral Ensemble, Stony Brook University
2006 Camerata Singers and Stony Brook Chorale
2007 Sounds for all Seasons
2009 Brahms, Vaughn Williams, Whitacre, Spirituals, Folk Hymns, and more

2008 Flute and Piano Concert, Oxford, England
Performed a peer-reviewed flute and piano concert together with pianist Dr. Elise Sobol at The World Forum at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, England.

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Council of Music Teacher Education Programs
             President: December 2006 – December 2013
  • New York Association of College Music Programs
            President: Fall 2016 – present
            Vice President: Fall 2013 – Fall 2016
  • National Association for Music Education
  • New York State School Music Association
  • New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education
  • New York State Association of College Music Programs
  • American Choral Directors Association

Honor Societies

  • Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • American Biographical Institute
  • International Biographical Centre