Office: Tower 103 F
Tamara Wilcox, M. M., has been a full-time Music Studies faculty member in the Department of Theatre & Music Studies since 2016. She teaches Introduction to Music, Music and Healing, Women in Music, Piano II and Piano III. Her current research interests include collaborative piano performance, piano pedagogy, therapeutic applications of music, the Jaques-Dalcroze approach to music education, and Jin Shin Jyutsu for the performing artist.
She previously served in the Brockport Department of Dance as Assistant Professor/Music Director for Dance, and prior to that worked as Dance Musician/Adjunct Faculty in the School of Music & Dance at Eastern Michigan University. Her work as a dance musician has included work with the American Ballet Theatre, Dance America Festivals, Royal Academy of Dance exams, and work as a collaborative musician in master classes with numerous modern dance artists. She hosted the 2013 Conference of the International Guild of Musicians in Dance at SUNY Brockport, has presented at National Dance Education Organization conferences, has played and taught for American College Dance Festivals, and has served as invited guest faculty at both the University of California Irvine Department of Dance and the University of Arizona School of Dance. She has performed as a collaborative dance musician at local venues including Rochester’s Geva Theatre, Rochester’s Downtown Cabaret Theatre, the Rochester Fringe Fest, and at Nazareth College with the Rochester City Ballet and members of the Rochester Philharmonic. Her cd, Inspirations en Pointe: Original Music for Ballet Class, sells worldwide and is available on cdbaby, Amazon, iTunes, and other online music retailers.
She maintains a private piano studio, teaching students both locally and remotely. She is also a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and offers Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help classes for students and the greater Brockport community.