Music Department Faculty and Staff
Michelle Rampal, Ph.D. Candidate, M.M., B.M., is Assistant Professor of Music Education & Music at Molloy College. She is completing her Ph.D. studies in Music Education at NYU Steinhardt. Prof. Rampal holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (M.M., Performance and Literature) and Ithaca College (B.M., Music Education and Performance), where she studied saxophone with Ramon Ricker and Steven Mauk. Prior to coming to Molloy College, Prof. Rampal directed Symphonic, Jazz, Marching, and Pep Bands at Baldwin Senior High School in Baldwin, NY. A career music educator, she has also taught undergraduate courses for music majors at the Eastman School of Music, directed a community jazz ensemble for adults in Chicago, and taught general music in New York City Public Schools. Her private saxophone students have consistently participated in New York State's All-State Wind Ensemble, All-State Symphonic Band, and study at several prestigious music programs throughout the country. Prof. Rampal has performed and recorded in notable venues around the world with ensembles including the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Brooklyn Wind Symphony, Eastman Jazz Ensemble, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Disney Collegiate All-Star Band, Brooklyn Jazz Rebellion, and Ray Lugo and the Boogaloo Destroyers. Her research interests include cultural issues and alternative contexts in music education. She is particularly concerned with developing and promoting music education that inspires and responds to diverse student populations and interests.