2018 January Winter Session Clinicians
Kenneth Trapp teaches general music K–6 in Stratford, CT. He is also an adjunct Professor of Music Education at the Hartt School, University of Hartford, and Gordon College in Wenham, MA. Ken has contributed chapters to two textbooks on the topic of developing aural skills; Engaging Music Practices; A Sourcebook for Middle School General Music, 2012, and The Development and Practical Application of Music Learning Theory, 2005. He is also a professional musician who performs in many ensembles both locally and nationally. Through years of study, Ken has used his knowledge of ensemble performance, harmonic awareness and improvisation to develop activities and materials for students of all ages to become successful playing the ukulele. He is committed to the challenge of bringing aural comprehension to young music learners.
Felicia Barber is Assistant Professor of Music and the Director of Choral Activities at Westfield State University in Westfield, MA, where she conducts the University Chorus, Chorale, and teaches courses in conducting and choral methods. A passionate educator, Dr. Barber taught choral music and music theory for eight years in Franklin, TN. The choral program recorded an album entitled, Visions in Sound in 2007, and was featured on 3 tours across the United States, including a festival performance at Carnegie Hall.
Dr. Barber has also served as an AP Music Theory Reader for College Board, since 2006. Her research interests included teaching strategies in the choral classroom, community partnerships, as well as the performance practice of African American Spirituals. Dr. Barber's research has lead to presentations at regional and state conferences across the southeast, as well as a recent presentation at the Phenomenon of Singing, an International Conference held in Newfoundland.
Dr. Barber holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Oral Roberts University, an M.M. in Music Education from Mansfield University, and a Ph.D. in Choral Music Education and Choral Conducting from The Florida State University.
Todd Young is the current Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Newton North High School, Newton, MA, where he also teaches Chorus, Music Technology, Film Scoring, and Music History. In addition to his new role as a graduate faculty member, Mr. Young serves as a part-time instructor in undergraduate music education at Gordon College.
Previously, Young taught middle school music in the Needham, MA, public schools, and his supervision and administration education and experience led to a position as the K–12 Coordinator of Performing Arts for the Canton, MA, public schools. He is an active member of MMEA, serving as the K–12 Administrative Representative on the Executive Board, and the Audio Visual Chair for the annual MMEA All-State Conference.
Mr. Young has studied conducting with Dr. Ann Howard Jones, saxophone with William Pierce and Fred Lipsius, and clarinet with Gary Gorczyca and Dr. Peter Cokkinias. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music, a Master of Sacred Music from Boston University, and a Fine Arts Director Certificate from Fitchburg State University.
Eve Montague, MT-BC, is Director of Creative Arts Therapies, Chair of SSC's Music Therapy Department, and a member of the voice faculty. She received a degree in music education from the University of Western Ontario, her music therapy equivalency from Western Michigan University, and her Masters of Science in Management from Emmanuel College.
Eve is a board-certified music therapist, working for over 25 years with both children and adults in educational and vocational settings implementing a diverse range of programs. She is skilled in instrument adaptation and modification, as well as adapted technology and access. She is the Director/Conductor of SSC Community Voices, a performance ensemble serving individuals with developmental disabilities. Eve is a trained facilitator in the Remo healthRhythms® drum protocol and a certified Music Together® teacher.
Eve is the President for the New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association and also serves as the Internship Committee representative for the Region. She has supervised and trained music therapy interns for the past 12 years. Eve is an experienced staff trainer and presents extensively throughout the state, regionally and nationally, to music educators, music therapists, parents, and other human service professionals. She is also a guest lecturer at Berklee College of Music.
Eve, a soprano, sings with the Conservatory’s Opera by the Bay and is a member of Plymouth Festival Chorus. She is also Music Director at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Hanson. Eve is active in local community theatre and is past president of Bay Players Theatre troupe. Recent roles have included The Sandman in Hansel and Gretel and Frosch in Die Fledermaus with OBTB, Tom in Sylvia, Anna in Night Sky and Ruth in Pirates of Penzance with Bay Players, and Mother Abbess in Sound of Music with Little Theatre of Stoughton.
Gerald J. Dolan, Jr. is the Director of Fine Arts for the Ipswich, MA Public Schools. He recently retired as Director of Bands, having conducted the high school Concert Band, Pep Band, and Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Dolan has studied conducting with Malcolm Rowell and Frank Battisti. He holds degrees from St. Michael's College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Currently the Music Director of the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (NMYO), Gerry is Conductor of the NMYO Intermezzo Orchestra. He teaches Instrumental Conducting and Music Education at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. Mr. Dolan served as conductor of the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell Youth Wind Ensemble, and Music Director of the Ipswich Community Band and Jazz Ensemble.
Mr. Dolan received the 2003 Olmstead Award for excellence in secondary school teaching from Williams College and was honored by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) with the 2002 Lowell Mason Award. As a 1993 Fullbright Scholarship recipient, he served as Head of Music at Speedwell School in Bristol, England. Mr. Dolan received the 2015 Paul Smith Hall of Fame Award from the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association. Mr. Dolan has also been elected into the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps Hall of Fame.
Mr. Dolan has been a member of the American Symphony Orchestra League, Fullbright Association, International Association of Jazz Educators, and Massachusetts Music Educator's Association. He is active as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout New England and the United Kingdom. Mr. Dolan lives in Ipswich, MA with his wife Susan, and their two children.