- BME, University of Central Florida
- MEd, University of Central Florida
- PhD, University of Memphis
Dr. Suzanne Hall’s primary research interests focus on pre-service music teacher training, music and language arts connections and comprehensive musicianship. She is a frequent presenter at conferences and presents professional development worships on music and literacy integration strategies for school districts across the country. She is co-author of Teaching Elementary Music: Integrative Strategies between Music and Other Subjectsand General Music: A K12 Experience. Her articles can be found in various journals including General Music Today and the Journal for Music Teacher Education. Dr. Hall is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), College Music Society (CMS) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Hall currently serves on the advisory board for the International Journal of Education and the Arts (IJEA) and a member of the CMS Committe on Cultural Inclusion.
At Boyer, Hall teaches courses in general music and introduction to music education. Her previous teaching experiences include elementary general music (K-5) in Florida and Tennessee. At Memphis, she was commissioned by a charter school to author and teach a music curriculum designed to integrate language arts within the music curriculum. Before arriving at Temple University, she served as the music education program coordinator for Augusta university and was an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida.
Photo Credit: Augusta University
Works and Publications
Robinson, N. R., Hall, S. N., & Spano, F. (2016). General music: A K-12 experience. Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Robinson, N. R., Hall, S. N., & Spano, F. (2011). Teaching elementary music: Integrative strategies between music and other subjects. Iowa: Kendall Hunt.
Hall, S. N. (accepted). Storybooks: A great partner in the music classroom. Music Educators Journal.
Hall, S. N. (2014). Preparing pre-service music teachers to enhance language arts reading skills in the elementary music classroom: A degree program and course content analysis. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 24(1), 12-25.
Hall, S. N., & Robinson, N. R. (2012). Music and reading: Finding connections from within. General Music Today, 26(2), 5-10.
Hall, S. N. & Robinson, N. R. (August, 2020). Overcoming Barriers to Diversity and Inclusion in Music Education. International Society of Music Education. Helsinki, Finland. (conference canceled)
Hall, S. N. (November, 2020). Storybooks in the General Music Classroom: A Great Partnership for Learning. Ontario Music Educators Conference. Ontario, Canada.
Hall, S. N. (June, 2020). Using Picture Books to Enhance Music Experiences in Early Childhood Settings (Practical Workshop and Poster Presentation). Early Childhood Movement and Music Assocation International Convention. Lansing, MI.
Hall, S. N. (2019, Nov.). Music and literature as a springboard for exploring diversity. NAfME National In-Service Conference. Orlando, FL.
Hall, S. N. (2018, Nov.). Books, books, and more books: Using storybooks to create meaningful music experiences. NAFME National In-Service Conference. Dallas, TX.
Hall, S. N. (2017, Nov.). Storybooks and children’s literature: Finding the music within. NAFME National In-Service Conference. Dallas, TX.
Hall, S. N. (2016, March). Language arts reform on elementary music in urban schools: A pilot study. Research poster session. Music Educators National Conference, Atlanta, Ga.
Hall, S. N. (2016, Feb.). Using language arts comprehension strategies in the music class. South Carolina Music Educators Conference. Columbia, SC.
Hall, S. N., & Penerosa, R. (2015, Feb.). Children’s storybooks to teach diversity in the elementary music classroom. Utah Music Educators Conference, St. George, UT.
Hall, S. N. (2013, Nov.). The parallels between music and language arts. North Carolina Music Educators Association. Winston-Salem, NC.
Hall, S. N. (2013, Feb.). Parallels between music and language arts. South Carolina Music Educators Conference. North Charleston, SC.
Hall, S. N. (2013, Jan.). Parallels between music and language arts. Alabama Music Educators Conference. Montgomery, AL.
Hall, S. N. (2020, Jan.). Culturally responsive texts in the music classroom. Boston Public Schools Arts 2020 Professional Development Day. Boston, MA.
Hall, S. N. (2019, Sept.). Extending the learning: Creating meaningful music experiences (2-part session). School District of Philadelphia General/Choral Inservice. Philadelphia, PA.
Hall, S. N. (2017, Jan.). Grading the teachers: How should we evaluate teachers and teacher-prep programs (panel member). Aiken County School Leaders in Literacy Conference. Aiken, SC.
Hall, S. N. (2017, Jan.). What happens in college: What does it mean to read, learn think and perform like a college student in 2016 (panel member). Aiken County School Leaders in Literacy Conference. Aiken, SC.
Hall, S. N. (2015, Oct.). General music: Redefined and restructured. Richmond County Schools Professional Learning Day. Augusta, GA.
Hall, S. N. (2015, Nov.). Setting goals and expectations: The Backward Design model. Augusta Music Teacher Association. Augusta, GA
Hall, S. N. (2015, Feb.). What young children should know and be able to do with music. Utah Music Educators Conference: Music in Early Childhood Day. St. George, UT.
Hall, S. N. (2015, Feb.). Putting it into action: What young children should know and be able to do with music. Utah Music Educators Conference: Music in Early Childhood Day. St. George, UT.
Hall, S. N. (2015, Jan.). Current trends in music education (Standards). Richmond County Elementary Music Teacher Professional Development Series. Augusta, GA.