Carolyn Stallard

Percussionist | Ethnomusicology Doctoral Student | Certified Music Educator | AmeriCorps*VISTA Alumnus

Research interests include music and deafness, music and video games, sea chanteys, the vibraphone (past and present), jazz history, and music education pedagogy (particularly game-based learning in the music classroom). Active as a freelance percussionist, music educator, event planner, and athlete.

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Academic Interests

Music education, music and deafness, percussion, jazz history, sea chanteys, music of Quebec, music and video games, refugee advocacy, experiential learning, service learning, game-based learning.


B.S. Music Education; The College of Saint Rose (Spring 2011)


Stallard, Carolyn. 2015. “The Vibraphone: Past, Present, and Future.” Percussive Notes.  Vol. 53, No. 3.

Conference Presentations

“Fanwood’s Deaf Marching Band: Achievement and Enfreakment.” March 2018
30-min paper presentation at the Society for American Music 2018 conference.

CUNY Games Festival 4.0: The Interactive Course. Jan. 2018

  • Co-planned the conference as a member of the CUNY Games Network steering committee, presented one workshos:
  • “The Course Awakens: Moving Beyond Gamification.” 30-min interactive presentation.

“Gamification of the College Classroom: Reaching a New Level of Student Engagement.” 21st Annual Faculty Day Conference, Brooklyn College. Brooklyn, NY. May 2017.

“Stepping Through the Darkness: Reenacting the Journeys of Refugees and Immigrants.” CUNY Games Festival 3.0. Manhattan, NY. January 2016.

“’The Blues Is Like A Planet’: Navigating the Indelible Genre We Tend To Neglect.” Orange County Music Educators’ Association Conference Day. Warwick, NY. November 2015.

“I Came, I Served, So What? Translating Service Experience Into ‘Real-World’ Speak.” IMPACT National Conference. Los Angeles, CA. February 2015.

“Starting From Scratch: The Experience of an AmeriCorps*VISTA Working With Refugee
Populations.” IMPACT National Conference. Albuquerque, NM. February 2013.

“Post-Graduation Service Opportunities.” Panel discussion. The College of Saint Rose. Albany, NY. February 2013.

“Service Learning for College Professors.” Panel discussion. The College of Saint Rose. September 2012 and January 2013.

  • Adjunct InstructorMusicBrooklyn College
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