Dr. Christina Hornbach

Professor of Music
616.395.7409hornbach@hope.edu
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Christina M. Hornbach is an associate professor of music and director of music education at Hope. She has presented workshops at the state, regional and national MENC/NAfME In-Service Conferences, as well as local and international venues. She has published her work in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Listen to Their Voices: Research and Practice in Early Childhood Music, Learning from Young Children: Research in Early Childhood Music and the Michigan Music Educator. She is currently serving as Past-President of the Michigan Music Education Association

AREAS OF expertise

  • Elementary music education methods and materials
  • Early childhood music methods and materials
  • Choral music methods and materials
  • Philosophy of music
  • Psychology of music
  • Research in music education
  • Vocal arts & performance, music history, music theory

EDUCATION

  • B.M. and a M.M., University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University

HONORS, GRANTS & AWARDS

  • 2008–2015, Patrons for the Arts
  • 2012, Jacob E. Nyenhuis Faculty Development Grant
  • 2011, Jacob E. Nyenhuis Faculty/Student Collaborative Development Grant
  • 2010, Jacob E. Nyenhuis Faculty Development Grant
  • 2009, Jacob E. Nyenhuis Faculty Development Grant
  • 2008, Jacob E. Nyenhuis Faculty Development Grant
  • 2005, MSU Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship

 Published work

  • “Singing and tonal audiation from early childhood to secondary,” in C. Conway (Ed.), Musicianship-Focused Curriculum and Assessment, Chicago, GIA, 2015
  • “Building community to elicit responses in early childhood music classes,” in S. Burton & C. Taggart (Eds.), Learning from young children: Research in early childhood music, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
  • “The use of silence in eliciting student responses in early childhood music classes,” in K. Smithrim & R. Upitis (Eds.), Listen to their voices: Research and practice in early childhood music, Toronto: CMEA Books, 2007
  • “The relationship between developmental tonal aptitude and singing achievement among kindergarten, first-, second-, and third-grade children,” with Taggart, C., Journal of Research in Music Education, 53(4), 2005
  • “A response to Masafumi Ogawa’s ‘Music Teacher Education in Japan: Structure, Problems, and Perspectives,’” Philosophy of Music Education Review, 12(2), 2004
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Dr. Christina Hornbach

Phone Number616.395.7409

Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts 175 221 Columbia Avenue Holland, MI 49423-3607
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