D.M.A University of Utah (in progress)
M. Ed. University of the Pacific, Stockton CA
B.M. University of the Pacific, Stockton CA
Her endeavors as a mezzo-soprano have taken her to Vienna, Austria and Milan, Italy,
where she was invited to participate in opera festivals. Shortly thereafter, a world-wide
pursuit began in which travel to over twenty different countries revealed a spark
for multicultural music. Rebecca’s research has since encompassed the value and perceptions
placed upon multicultural music education.
Her choral experience spans the last 20 years beginning with a debut in the Sydney Opera House, Australia. She served as an elementary music educator and middle school choral director for the Lincoln Unified School District (Stockton, CA) for 6 years where she earned tenure. She developed and arranged extensive music for her elementary choral and marimba band program that consistently had over 100 members. Upon moving to Kansas City in 2006, Rebecca began teaching middle school choir and music appreciation for the Oak Grove School District. She concurrently developed and administered music curriculum for the online High School Missouri Virtual Education Program.
A native of Northern California, Rebecca Penerosa moved to the Salt Lake City area in 2012. After moving to Salt Lake City, Rebecca taught elementary music with a focus on ESL development for the Salt Lake City School District. Currently, she fulfills the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Graduate Teaching Assistantship at the University of Utah. She is working towards a PhD in music education with a continued focus on multicultural music as well as music integration.
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