Mary Ellen Junda
Mary Ellen Junda, Professor of Music at the University of Connecticut, is recognized as an innovative music educator, conductor and recording artist. She is co-director with Dr. Robert Stephens for their Landmarks in American History and Culture Program, Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations, awarded $371,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The proceedings will be made available to a global audience through the Connecticut Digital Archives at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. Recent articles are featured in General Music Today and the College Music Symposium, and with co-author Dr. Stephens in the International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies. Dr. Junda was awarded the Howard Foundation Fellowship in Music Performance from Brown University in recognition of her exemplary choral conducting. Her Singing with Treblemakers recordings have received national awards and are used globally as a model for children’s singing voices.