School of Music

Kathleen Sullivan

Biography

Kathleen Sullivan received a B.S. in Music Education from Nazareth College and a M.M. from Eastman School of Music. She completed three levels of Orff Schulwerk teacher training at Eastman School of Music, three levels of Kodály teacher training at Hartt School of Music and Nazareth College, and studied at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. Ms. Sullivan received additional training in early childhood music with specialists in that field: Dr. John Feierabend of Hartt School of Music, Dr. Donna Brink Fox of Eastman School of Music, and Lynn Kleiner of Music Rhapsody.

Ms. Sullivan is a retired music teacher, having taught elementary vocal/general music for 29 years, mostly in the Greece Central School District. In addition to her work in the public schools, Ms. Sullivan has participated in community and church music programs as a performer, accompanist, piano teacher, and choir director. Ms. Sullivan is a past-president of the Greater Rochester American Orff Schulwerk Association (GRAOSA) and served three terms on the board for that organization as secretary, vice-president, and president. She has presented music workshops for GRAOSA, Nazareth College, and NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association).

In December, 2015, Ms. Sullivan and Dr. Keith Koster of Nazareth College, presented a research grant paper “Standardized Test Scores and Instrumental Music Students Who Receive Pullout Instruction: A Preliminary Analysis” at the NYSSMA Winter Conference, which was published in the May, 2016 edition of School Music News. Ms. Sullivan was the 2016 recipient of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Musicians’ Award for Outstanding Music Educators in the area of Classroom Music Specialist.

School of Music Responsibilities

  • Student Teaching Supervisor

Education

  • Eastman School of Music, M.M.
  • Nazareth College, B.S.