The College of Arts and Architecture

Joanne Rutkowski

Joanne Rutkowski, Emerita Professor in music education, was inducted into the Hall of Honor of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association for a lifetime of dedication and passion to the field of early childhood music. The association inducts one person during their biennial convention banquet, where her mentors, colleagues, and friends shared words of admiration and appreciation for all she has done throughout her career and for her influence across the profession. Rutkowski remains very active as a writer and scholar, and has recently been invited to serve as music advisor to “PBS Kids” Arts Framework and WGBH “Pinkalicious and Peterific” TV series.