PhD Music Education, University of South Florida
Rebecca Rinsema is Lecturer of Music in General Studies at Northern Arizona University where she teaches blended learning music courses primarily for non-music majors. Some of her courses include: History of Rock (1940's-1970's), History of Rock/Pop (1970's-present), and Understanding Music.
For her graduate work, Dr. Rinsema studied vocal pedagogy and performance at Northeastern Illinois University, musicology at Cornell University, and music education at the University of South Florida. She received a masters degree in music from Northeastern Illinois University in 2007 and a PhD in music 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. Currently, she is preparing a book manuscript for Ashgate Publishers entitled Listening in Action: Teaching Music in the Digital Age. She also has a general interest in the history and cultural study of popular music.
Dr. Rinsema has presented her research at a variety of academic conferences across the US and Canada, among them: Symposium on the History of Music Education (2011), Suncoast Music Education Conference (2011, 2013), the International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education (2013) and New Directions in Music Education (2014). She is a professional member of the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA), the College Music Society (CMS), and the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education (ISPME).
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.