TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
MUSIC DEPARTMENT

The Pride of Torrington  

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Perceived Preparedness for Urban, Suburban, and Rural Teaching by Connecticut Music Educators (College Music Society)

  • Music Teacher Preparation for the Urban Classroom (Symposium for the Society for Music Teacher Education)

  • Two Second-Stage Urban Music Teachers (Desert Skies Symposium)

  • The Role of Gender in Band Program Enrollment (Symposium for the Society for Music Teacher Education)

Most recently, Amorette presented her dissertation, “Music Teacher Preparation for the Urban Classroom” at the 40th annual Australia and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education conference in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. She has also presented her research at the College Music Society National Conference, the Society for Music Teacher Education Research Symposium, the National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, the Desert Skies Research Symposium, the National Association for Music Education Eastern Division Conference, and several state music conferences.

 

Amorette’s research interests include music teacher preparation for urban, suburban, and rural teaching settings, further exploration of gender differences and gender non-conformity among band students, exploring correlations between personality traits and instrument choice, and in-depth study of the lived experiences of drum and bugle corps ensemble member. 

Dr. Amorette Languel - Class of 2003

Amorette Languell (2003; clarinet & bari sax) is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. She teaches courses focused in elementary music education, secondary music education, aural skills, classroom instruments, music integration, music and society, supervises student teachers, and oversees the cNAfME chapter. Amorette is also a board member with the Michigan Music Educators Association serving as the chair of Urban Instruction.  

 

Amorette earned her Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Arizona, M.S. in Music Education from WestConn, and B.S. in Music Education from CCSU. As a graduate teaching assistant, her primary responsibility was supervising student teachers. She also taught beginning guitar, guest lectured in band methods and introduction to music education, and was a staff member with the Pride of Arizona Marching Band. Prior to her graduate studies, Amorette taught in Bridgeport, CT for eight years, teaching PK-6 general music, 4-8 band, and 4-8 choir at a number of public schools in the district. She taught marching band at Trumbull High School, Stamford High School, Brookfield High School, and the Gilbert School and spent ten seasons marching baritone with the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps.