Millennium_13th Ed_Donna Polk Stenson

117 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine EDUCATION addition to his choral work, he conducted a Gilbert and Sullivan Workshop. Following his departure from New York, he served as an assistant professor of music and education at San Jose State University. Dr. Knieter then worked for the School of Music at Duquesne University, where he was the assistant to the dean and, subsequently, acting dean. Next, he became head of the doctoral program at Temple University and was elected chairman of the department of music education and music therapy. His work as an interdisciplinarian in the arts continued through workshops, institutes and lectures throughout the U.S. and Canada. The University of Akron appointed Dr. Knieter as dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, where he brought the E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall to national attention. Then, he joined California State University, Northridge in 1986, thriving in the same capacity. Subsequently, he returned to the faculty, teaching courses in philosophy of music education, music research, aesthetics and music in world cultures. In 2006, he became an emeritus professor of music. Dr. Knieter’s education began at New York University, receiving a BS and MA in 1953 and 1954, respectively. Then, he earned an EdD from Columbia University in 1961. His professional publications in education, psychology, philosophy and the arts are well known, authoring “Tonal Harmony for Professional Musicians” in 2021 and co-editing, alongside Jane Stallings, “The Teaching Processes and the Arts and Aesthetics” in 1979. Dr. Knieter is proud of his work in the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine’s department of behavioral sciences, where he taught sixth year medical students “Psychology of the Arts” and a seminar for physicians, “Creativity and the Arts: Implications for Medical Practice.” Dr. Gerard L. Knieter commenced his career as a junior and senior high school music teacher on Long Island, New York, where he specialized in teaching interdisciplinary studies in visual arts and music. He developed two new courses, “A Symposium in the Creative Arts” and “Fine Arts in Historical Perspective.” In GERARD L. KNIETER, EDD EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF MUSIC California State University, Northridge Stevenson Ranch, CA