BHC music instructor publishes pandemic-related research

black and white headshot of Irene Apanovitch-LeitesBlack Hawk College music instructor Dr. Irene Apanovitch-Leites co-authored a study that recently was published in American Choral Directors Association’s scholarly publication, Choral Journal.

“COVID and the Choral Educator: Preparedness, Perceptions, Attitudes, and a Way Forward” was published in the February 2021 issue.

The study investigated the extent to which choral directors working in collegiate, K-12 and community settings across the U.S. felt they were prepared and equipped to do their job following the shutdown that forced their instruction to be completely virtual.

Read the article.

Dr. Leites is a member of the Art, Design and Performing Arts Department. She oversees the college’s choral music program and teaches Theory of Music, Intro to Non-Western Music and Music Appreciation as well as applied voice and piano lessons.

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