Elizabeth M. Guerriero (Ph.D.-Music Education ‘11) has been hired as director of education for the Harmony Program in New York City, a nonprofit El Sistema-inspired music program that serves the city’s boroughs. As director of education, she will be partnering with numerous city-based professional music organizations including the New York Philharmonic and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Beth completed her bachelor’s degree in violin performance at the Hartt School of Music and received her master’s degree in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy from the University of Denver. Penn State professors Linda Thornton and Robert Gardner guided her dissertation research during her music education doctoral program, and she studied violin with James Lyon. Beth has held previous appointments on the faculties of Rider University (strings) and Montgomery County Community College (strings and orchestra). She has also taught applied violin and music education courses at Westminster Choir College, University of Denver, and Penn State.