New York GIML

Supporting the study, support, and growth of Music Learning Theory throughout the state of New York

New York Events

Workshop will occur in a hybrid format. In-person participants will meet at Shewan Recital Hall in the Cultural Life Center. For those attending in person, masking and 3-ft of social distancing is currently required when on campus. It is recommended that in-person attendees park in Lot C (next to Pearce Church off of Orchard Drive) …continue reading

Saturday, October 23rd, 1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern Time This webinar gives an introduction to Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy (CSP) and how to incorporate it into the music classroom.Attendees will gain examples of how to partner with families and intertwine social identities with musical skills. The presentation will include a Guatemalan musical game, a basic merengue pattern, …continue reading

New York Resources

MLT style Early Childhood Classes in New York

MusicPlay at University at Buffalo

Past NY-GIML  Events

Archived Livestream of A Midnight Bicycle Ride: A closer look at discrimination and inference learning with Kim Kane at Buffalo State College, Fall 2019

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New York Officers

Ashley Moss Fox is a music educator based in Rochester, NY. She is active in NYSSMA and other music education initiatives across the state. 

Ashley Moss Fox

President (January 2022)

Portrait of Linse Sullivan smiling and wearing a shirt saying "lift every voice"

Linse is a music educator, now based in Oregon. As a child, they wanted to be a singer-geologist. In addition to supporting the NY and new California chapter, Linse serves on the Race and Social Justice Working Group for GIML. 

Linse Sullivan


Marcy Bacon is a member of the music faculty at Nazareth College of Rochester since 2008, where she teaches applied clarinet, clarinet techniques, and performs with the Wilmot Wind Quintet. She is the clarinetist for modern chamber music group fivebyfive and has been involved with NY-GIML, in some way or another, since the beginning. 

Marcy Bacon


Holley Haynes has been devoted to teaching music to children for 17 years. Holley resides in the Rochester, NY area and currently teaches general music at Village Elementary School in Hilton, NY. She serves as faculty for the Gordon Institute for Music Learning in early childhood music.

Holley Haynes


Meaghan Bell is a devoted music educator in Western New York.

Meaghan Bell

Representative member

Terry Bacon smiling in a school photo with a gray background. He is wearing a blue and white checkered button-up shirt.

Terry is an elementary general and instrumental music teacher in Chili, NY. He is the founding president of NY-GIML and has continued to serve the chapter as an advisor. He is also GIML Faculty and a member of the GIML Media and Communications Commission.

Terry Bacon

Chapter advisor and founding member