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Beth Sokolowski

Program Director, Summer Music Studies


Elizabeth Sokolowski is Associate Professor and Head of the Music Education Division in the School of Music at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She is also Director of the Summer Music Studies Program at the University of the Arts. Mrs. Sokolowski is responsible for the curricular components of the Music Education Program, and teaches graduate level courses in K-12 Music Curriculum Design, Assessment, and Secondary Music Pedagogy. A graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree, she earned a Masters degree at St. Joseph’s University from the Educational Leadership and Educational Administrative and Supervisory Program.  Mrs. Sokolowski holds a Pennsylvania Instructional II Teaching Certificate and a Pennsylvania Administrative and Supervisory Certificate. 
She is a member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). In addition to her role at the University of the Arts, Mrs. Sokolowski provides professional growth opportunities and leadership training on Current Trends in Music Education, Music Technology Integration, Curriculum Design and Development, and 21st Century Learning and Creativity in Music Education. Her first book entitled "Making Musical Meaning: Unlocking the Value of Music Education in the Age of Innovation" (GIA Publications, Chicago) is now available.
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Adrienne Harding

Program Assistant for Summer Music Studies + Data Clerk, Continuing Studies

AHARDING@UARTS.EDU | 215.717.6539

Adrienne Harding came to UArts in 2014, soon after spending two years in Salzburg, Austria as the recipient of a US Fulbright grant. Her research in interdisciplinary music and dance was the culmination of work as a professional flutist, having made her Carnegie Hall debut as principal flutist of the 2001 National Festival Orchestra under legendary Maestro Lukas Foss, and her passionate hobby as an amateur competitive ballroom dancer, winning a national championship. She has taught for the University of Delaware Department of Music and Community Music School, as well as the Music School of Delaware. She received a Master of Music in Flute Performance (2001) from the University of Delaware and recently completed a second master’s degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University (2015) with an award for Academic Excellence. Harding draws inspiration being immersed in the arts, whether behind the scenes in administration, or center stage.