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Madeline Bridges

Madeline Bridges 

'What a wonderful opportunity to live and work in the Belmont neighborhood and Belmont University academic community!'

Dr. Bridges received her doctorate in Music Education from the University of Alabama, Master of Music Education from George Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Shorter College in Rome, GA. She served as the Belmont University School of Music Associate Dean for Academic Studies for 15 years and is currently Professor of Music Education in the School of Music.

Dr. Bridges has taught music and music education in classrooms from kindergarten through the graduate level.  She serves as Project Director of the Tennessee Arts Academy and is Program Director of the Nashville Children's Choir, a multi-level community choir program in residence at Belmont.  The Touring Choir component of NCC has sung for regional and national music conferences and events, and has been selected numerous times to appear on the national broadcast of Christmas@Belmont.  Dr. Bridges is also a frequent clinician for choral music festivals for elementary and middle school treble choirs and a conference leader in the area of general, choral, and early childhood music.

Active in many professional organizations, she is a past-president of both the Tennessee Music Education Association and the national board of Choristers Guild.  Articles and curriculum material by Dr. Bridges have appeared in Journal of Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Therapy, Quarterly Journal of Music Teaching and Learning, General Music Today, Tennessee Musician, The Chorister, Young Musicians Magazine, and The Music Leader.  Dr. Bridges' primary research interests are in the areas of music teacher education and elementary choral music participation.  She is the co-author/compiler of How to Lead Children's Choirs (Convention Press), Sing Together, Children (Choristers Guild), and Book of Church Songs and Spirituals (GIA Publications).

Contact: (615) 460-8405 or madeline.bridges@belmont.edu.