Susan Raponi

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Susan Raponi

Lecturer; Music Education Coordinator

  • Full-Time Faculty

Profile

Susan Raponi is the Music Education Coordinator and lecturer at the University of Dayton. She is the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence of Canada and the Ontario English Catholic Teacher’s Award for her commitment to inclusive music education. Susan practiced her profession as an active choral and wind music educator for the Toronto District School Board; Canada’s largest urban school district. Her programs focused on the individual learning needs of students through progress based assessment, and flexible adaption of curriculum based on the developing group context and culture of the classroom. 

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Professional Activities

  • Phi Beta Mu
  • The International Bandmasters’ Fraternity

Research Interests

  • The development of non-notational numbered curriculum for exceptional learners
  • The transformative impact of elementary music education in high priority urban communities
  • The learning differentiated music classroom in inclusive settings