My name is Katherine Preseren and I am a graduate student at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I am expecting to complete achieve my Master of Education degree in May 2014. The thesis topic I am researching is entitled The Effects of Utilizing Kinesthetic Motion in the Music Classroom. I will be eligible for my Post Graduate Professional License on July 1, 2014 with a focus on Music: Vocal/Choral, grades PreK-12.
I graduated from the University of Mary Washington with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, with a concentration in Voice, in May 2013. While completing my undergraduate degree, I participated in many extracurricular activities. I was an active member of the UMW chapter of the music honor society, Mu Phi Epsilon, for which I won the Sterling Achievement Award in 2013. I also participated in the Kappa Delta Pi honor society for education, was the president/music director of the singing group BellACappella, and was on the UMW Softball team from 2009-2012.
Through my participation in the Fall 2012 Electronic Music (MUTH 370) course, taught by Dr. Mark Snyder, I was able to have one of my compositions performed during the festival known as the Electroacoustic Barn Dance. This was an incredibly rewarding experience for me.