Christine D. Hermanson founder and director

Bachelor of Music
(plus K-12 Certification)

Master of Science in Education
Instructional Technology


“Christine Hermanson, a giant of multimedia music who began her work on education computer programs 18 years ago,”
- The New York Times, April 1998

Professionally, Christine. . .

�Has taught music students ages 3 through 87 in public schools, in her own fine arts academy, and world-wide through the interactive music instruction software and Internet-based courses she has developed.

� Is the author of: the ten interactive, multimedia, MIDI music teaching systems that comprise the Musicware PIANO Series; the Alfred Adult Piano Course for Windows Level I and Level II; Musicware SING!; The Master Musician Music Literacy Curriculum; the 1990 DOS-based PianoWorks I and II MIDI piano teaching system; the MTNA Guide to Music Instruction Software, 1st and 2nd Editions; and is featured in the college textbook, Experiencing Music Technology by David Williams and Peter Webster (Schirmer). (1990-1998)

� Served as instructional technology consultant to public school districts and university music faculty throughout the USA. Served as guest instructor for numerous universities, teaching masters-level seminars in music technology since 1985. Served as the Technology Coordinator for MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and designed, organized and conducted the week-long MTNA National Symposium on Technology in Music from 1988-2003.

� Developed a comprehensive music curriculum and 10 interactive, web-delivered courses for K-12, and taught 100 students (from as far away as Greece) from her home in St. Louis, MO, while she was on the faculty of the Internet Academy, Seattle,WA (1998-2000).� Created a web-delivered course entitled �Connecting to Music� for The Principia Middle School (1999)

� Worked as Mentor/Coach for the Bill and Melinda Gates Learning Foundation, Model Secondary Schools Project assigned to the Detroit Public Schools planning team as they designed and implemented a new small high school with a technology focus.� Also worked on school reform issues and program development for the Foundation, as they funded and designed new small technology high schools for under-served students in large metropolitan cities in the US. (2000-2001)

�Created a multimedia CD and web-based training course for an innovative business development process, and provided face-to-face training and coaching to management, marketing, scientists, and technical professionals for a multinational Fortune 500 corporation.� (1999-2002)

� Served as Director of Curriculum Development for a company in Newfoundland, working to create the first live online private piano lesson system.

� Designed a DVD and web-based multimedia piano course for Yamaha portable keyboards, which combines full-motion video, animated computer graphics, printed songbook, and interactive fully-orchestrated MIDI play-along accompaniments. Continues to serve as consultant for Internet-based development projects. (2003-2005)

Formal Education:

BMus with Distinction (K-12 Certification): University of Michigan
MSEd Instructional Technology/Instructional Design: Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

Christine Hermanson


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