Lecturer of Music; Coordinator of Musical Performance
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BM Crane School of Music, SUNY; MA, EdM, EdD Teachers College, Columbia University
Research Areas: childhood development, disability studies, music therapy, exceptionalities, inclusion, music philosophy, critical pedagogies
Warren Churchill is a music educator and researcher whose work is informed through a wide range of areas that influence music education, including childhood development, disability studies, music therapy, exceptionalities, inclusion, music philosophy, and critical pedagogies.
In addition to having studied classical voice and vocal pedagogy, Warren plays a wide range of instruments, including flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, piano, and guitar. He has over 25 years of experience teaching in public and private schools and has an extensive background in mentoring student-teachers.
Warren’s current research is focused on individuals who are affiliated with Deaf culture (users of signed languages), who also identify as musicians or sound artists. This work draws on ethnographic fieldwork methods, narrative inquiry, and poststructuralist theorizing and is reflected in his article, “Crafting a Narrative Strategy: Stories of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Musicians (2015), published in Research Studies in Music Education (RSME), and his recent dissertation, “Claiming Musical Spaces,” (2016).
In his current position at NYUAD, Warren teaches Community Band, a cappella Vocal Ensemble, Rock Band, and Beginning Group Piano Classes. He also serves as the Coordinator of Musical Performance. Currently, he is developing a CORE course: “dis/Abilities in Musical Contexts,” to be offered in the Spring of 2017.