Faculty Bio

Grace Kingsbury Muzzo, D.M.A.


Associate Professor of Music

Coordinator, Division of Music and Director, Choral Studies

Education

  • B.M.E., Gordon College
  • M.M., Westminster Choir College
  • D.M.A., University of Georgia

Credentials

  • York College Chorale Director
  • York College Chamber Singers Director
  • York College Women’s Ensemble (Voca Bella) Director

Courses

  • Elementary Experiences in Music
  • Teaching Music in the Elementary School
  • Conducting I
  • Vocal Methods
  • Music History II

Research Interests

  • Vocal pedagogy in the choral rehearsal
  • The music and ethos of composer, Arvo Pärt
  • The conducting gesture and its relationship to choral timbre and articulation

Recent Publications

  • “Systems, Symbols and Silence: The Tintinnabuli Technique of Arvo Pärt in to the Twenty-First Century.” The Choral Journal, December 2008
  • In Search of the Divine: Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum and John Tavener’s Ikon of Light, Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2010. (Named one of “The Best Christian Books of 2010 by Brian Nixon, ASSIST News Service)

Service

  • American Choral Director’s Association, past state board member
  • Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Curriculum & Instruction Chair for District 7
  • Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Association, past state president
  • Guest conductor and clinician for events sponsored by ACDA and PMEA