VITA & RESUME for Dr. James T. Frankel
Resume of: James T. Frankel, Ed.D.
Dr. James Frankel is the Head of Digital Education for the Music Sales Group. Previously, he was the Managing Director of SoundTree, the Educational Division of Korg USA, and before that he was the instrumental and general music teacher at the Franklin Avenue Middle School in Franklin Lakes, NJ for 11 of his nearly 15 years in the New Jersey Public Schools.
Dr. Frankel earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Montclair State University in 1993, where he studied the tuba as well as composition. In 1996, Dr. Frankel completed his Masters Degree in Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University where he completed his doctoral studies in 2002. The focus of both his Masters Degree and Doctorate was the role of the standards, assessment and technology in the music classroom. Dr. Frankel is an Adjunct Faculty member at both Teachers College Columbia University and Montclair State University where he teaches courses on music technology.
Dr. Frankel has published over 50 articles in various state, national and international journals of music education. He is also the author of “Teaching Classroom Music in the Keyboard Lab”, published by SoundTree, and The Teachers Guide to Music, Media & Copyright Law to be released by Hal Leonard in February of 2009. Recently, he was included as a contributing author in Strategies for Teaching: Technology, and Spotlight on Technology, both published by MENC. Dr. Frankel is on the Board of Directors for TI:ME where he serves as the Vice President/Secretary and is the former President of the TI:ME New Jersey State Chapter.