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School of Fine ArtsMusic Department

Cara Bernard

Assistant Clinical Professor of Music Education
(860) 486 – 2561

Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Cara Bernard is Assistant Clinical Professor of Music Education at the University of Connecticut in the Neag School of Education, where she teaches courses in choral and elementary methods and curriculum, and supervises student teaching. She has been invited by choral organizations and state music education associations across the country to give workshops and lead festival performances for students and teachers. She has conducted, performed, and prepared choruses for performances at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, in addition to a number of other venues throughout the Northeast. 

Dr. Bernard currently serves on the advisory board committee of Music Educators Journal, CT State Education Department’s Arts Equity Incentive Committee, and the National ACDA Diversity Initiative Sub-Committee, creating policy, curriculum, and outreach to make the Arts accessible and equitable for all students

Most recently, Dr. Bernard was the director and conductor of the Count Me In program at Carnegie Hall, designing and implementing a vocal and choral curriculum for beginning-level middle school music studentsCurrently, she is the co-music director of SoHo Voce, a women’s a cappella ensemble based in New York City.