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Sister Joan McCusker, IHM, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


School of Visual & Perf Arts

570-348-6211 x2531

Sette Laverghetta Cntr Prf Art 209

Courses taught:

Practicum IV Secondary/K-12 EDUC-005D
Aural Skills I MUSC-112A
Aural Skills II MUSC-112B
Applied Piano MUSC-126A
Applied Piano MUSC-126B
Class Piano MUSC-127A
Class Piano MUSC-127B
Aural Skills III MUSC-212A
Dr. Joan McCusker, IHM is associate professor of music education and serves as music education coordinator. Teaching responsibilities include: undergraduate courses in the music theory sequence (aural skills III, IV; class piano I, II for non-majors; keyboard harmony I, II); arts administration/music courses; general music elementary K-6 and secondary 7-12 methods; and applied piano, when needed. Dr. McCusker also supervises music students in the Block Practicum and student teaching, and arts admin/music students in practicum and internships. As a member of the IHM Congregation, she serves as music director and conductor for various church-related services and ceremonies, and has published choral and solo piano works with that organization. Dr. McCusker's music education teaching experience includes: elementary and high school general music/choral programs in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. She holds permanent teacher certification licenses in Pennsylvania and New York State for music education K-12. Professional memberships include Kappa Gamma Pi National Honor Society, National Association for Music Education-NAfME; Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association, and the National Association for Schools of Music. She is NASM's institutional representative for Marywood, and serves as a NASM accreditation site evaluator. Dr. McCusker holds degrees from Marywood, Ithaca College, and the Eastman School of Music.

Courses Taught:
Aural Skills / MUSC 211A, 211B
Class Piano / MUSC 127A, 127B
Keyboard Harmony / MUSC 227A, 227B
Music in Elementary School / MUSC 311B
Music in Secondary School / MUSC 312
Arts Admin / MUSC 203