PhD Music Education, University of South Florida
Rebecca Rinsema joined the NAU faculty in the fall of 2013 as
Lecturer of General Music Studies. She teaches hybrid general music courses
such as the History of Rock and Understanding Music. Prior to joining the NAU
faculty, Rebecca taught general music courses, music education courses, and
applied voice at the University of South Florida and Cornell University.
Dr. Rinsema received a masters degree in vocal pedagogy and performance from
Northeastern Illinois University in 2007 and a PhD from the University of South
Florida in 2012. Her main research interests reside at the intersection of
music listening experiences, music-related technologies, and general music
pedagogies. Specifically, she is interested in the sociological, psychological
and historical implications of music listening technologies on music listening
experiences and what those implications might mean for general music pedagogy.
She has presented her research at a variety of academic conferences across the
US and Canada, among them: the International Symposium on the Philosophy of
Music Education (2013), Symposium on the History of Music Education (2011),
Suncoast Music Education Conference (2011, 2013) and the Symposium on Music
Teacher Education (2011). She also has a general interest in the history and
cultural study of popular music.
Dr. Rinsema remains active as a singer, specializing in early music
performance. During the 2012-2013 season, she performed and recorded works by
Josquin, Guerrero, and Palestrina with the eight-voice professional vocal
ensemble Florida Pro Music, directed by Larry Kent, DMA.