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Mary Correia

Mary Correia

Student Teacher Supervisor

Mary Correia has supervised student teachers of music in the Gordon College Department of Music since 2009. In addition to her distinguished service in various public school systems since 1974, she has served as the laboratory school supervisor for the University of Lowell methods course; an adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she taught music methods and served as cooperating supervisor for over one hundred ... more ➔

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Stephen Correia

Stephen Correia

Instructor of Music Education Methods

Stephen Correia has taught woodwinds class at Gordon College since 2008. A music educator and administrator for nearly forty years, Mr. Correia recently retired as coordinator of fine arts for the Billerica Public Schools. He has taught instrumental and classroom music at the elementary, middle and high school levels in the Revere, Dedham and Burlington School Systems. He has served on the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) North ... more ➔

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Sandra Doneski

Sandra Doneski

Dean of Faculty
Associate Professor of Music
Director, Graduate Program in Music Education
Director of Undergraduate Program in Music Education

Dr. Sandra Doneski has taught in the Department of Music at Gordon College since 1999. She has been a teacher of music to students in kindergarten through graduate school. She teaches courses in music education methods, learning theory, assessment, curriculum development. She also supervises student teachers and conducts the Gordon College Children’s Choir. Dr. Doneski founded the Children’s Choir in 2000 to give children in the co ... more ➔

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Sara G. Carson

Sara G. Carson

Associate Conductor
Lecturer; Music Education

Sara Carson, Associate Conductor, teaches chorus and general music at the elementary and secondary levels in Waltham, MA, and is also music director of the annual McDevitt Middle School musical. She received her B.M. in Music Education and M.M.Ed. in Music Education from Gordon College.

Mrs. Carson has studied conducting with Dr. Ken Phillips and Dr. Michele Holt. During the 2010-2011 school year, she worked a ... more ➔

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Jamie Hillman

Jamie Hillman

Assistant Professor of Music
Conductor of Men’s Choir & College Choir

Jamie Hillman is a multi-faceted musician who is active as a conductor, singer, pianist, music educator, and composer. Since 2012 he has served as an assistant professor of music at Gordon, teaching undergraduate and graduate music education courses and directing the Gordon College Choir and Men's Choir. He is also associate music director at Grace Chapel Lexington. Hillman's previous teaching includes Bea ... more ➔

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Faith Lueth

Faith Lueth

Instructor in Music

Faith Lueth has directed Women’s Choir at Gordon College since 1997. She holds the Artist Teacher Diploma from the Choral Music Experience Institute. She has taught choral music from elementary through college level. Mrs. Lueth has presented choral workshops for state, regional and national conferences of the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) and state and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association ( ... more ➔

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Walter Pavasaris

String Class

Walter Pavasaris teaches string methods at Gordon College. A former double bassist in the West Point Band, he began his public school teaching career in the Marshfield (Massachusetts) Public Schools. He became the director of orchestras and string teacher for the Belmont (Massachusetts) Public Schools in 1977. From 1990 to 2009, Dr. Pavasaris was coordinator of fine and performing arts for the Lexington (Massachusetts) Public Schools. His prim ... more ➔

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Todd Young

Todd Young

Instructor of Music Education Methods

Todd Young has just joined the faculty of Gordon College as a part-time instructor in undergraduate music education and a member of the faculty of the Graduate Education program. He is chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts, where he also teaches chorus, music Technology, film scoring, and music history. Previously, Mr. Young taught middle school music in the Needham, Massachusetts ... more ➔

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