Profiles in Teaching with Technology
S4 E6: Cara Bernard
Cara Bernard is Assistant Clinical Professor of Music Education at the University of Connecticut, where she teaches courses in choral and elementary methods and curriculum. As a conductor-teacher, she regularly workshops and lead festival performances for students and teachers. She has conducted, performed, and prepared choruses for performances at some of the most prestigious venues, from Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theater to the Museum of Modern Art. Cara was the director and conductor of the Count Me In program at Carnegie Hall, where she designed and implemented a vocal and choral curriculum for beginning-level middle school music students. Additionally, she worked with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City™ in their School Choral Program, working with New York City public schools to bring a choral experience to over 1,000 children throughout the city. Prior to these appointments, Cara enjoyed many years of teaching high school chorus, general music, and piano in the New York City public schools. Cara’s research areas include music teacher evaluation, policy, curriculum, and social justice. She serves on the editorial committees of Music Educators Journal, Arts Education Policy Review, Journal of Popular Music Education, and is associate editor of Visions of Research in Music Education, and she is President-Elect of CT ACDA. She is co-author of the book Navigating Teacher Evaluation: A Guide for Music Teachers, published by Oxford University Press.