Dr. Cathleen Ardrey
Dr. Cathleen Ardrey
Assistant Professor - Music Education
Office: VPAC 218
Dr. Ardrey received her DMA in Music Education from Temple University in May of 1999 and has done post‑doctoral studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. She also holds an MMED in Kodály Music Education from Holy Names College in Oakland, California and a BSE in Music Education fromMillersville University. Dr. Ardrey began her career teaching middle school vocal and general music in the Downingtown and Conestoga Valley School Districts. While working on her Masters degree, she taught elementary vocal and general music in the New Haven Elementary School in Piedmont, California. For six years, she taught music, English and study skills, and moderated the student council at Providence High School in Burbank, California. In 1993, she started doctoral work at Temple University in Philadelphia. She was granted a scholarship and teaching assistantship. In the Fall of 1996, Dr. Ardrey began teaching in the Music Department of Millersville University. She has conducted Choir, has taught music education classes, private piano, private voice, Introduction to Art Music, Popular Music, Eurhythmics I and II, Fundamentals of Music, Class Piano, and is the music supervisor of student teachers. She advises the Millersville NAfME Chapter and has served as the state collegiate advisor for PMEA. Dr. Ardrey has also served as the choral director for Opera Lancaster.Lancaster. She has directed the chorus for The Tender Land by Copland, Elixir of Love by Donizetti, Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti,Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, The Barber of Seville by Rossini, and Carmen, by Bizet. She served as musical director for the summer children's opera, The Toy Shop. From 2001-2009, Dr. Ardrey was the choral director for Bethany Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. She has been serving as choral director for the Wayside Presbyterian Church in Landisville since 2010.