Dorothy Vogel, D.M.A.

Instructor of Piano
Oberlin College
Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance
Western Michigan University
Master of Music, Piano Performance
Boston University
Doctor of Musical Arts, Music Education

About Dorothy

A faculty member at Northwestern Michigan College, Dr. Vogel teaches piano, music theory, and ear training. She is the principal pianist for the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, the Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra, and is an active chamber music performer throughout northern Michigan. In addition, she serves as the accompanist for the Grand Traverse Chorale and the Northwestern Michigan College Chamber Singers. Vogel's research on the history of music education has been published in American Music Teacher, the Journal for Historical Research in Music Education, and the Journal of Research in Music Education. A nationally certified of music, Vogel has been active in the Michigan Music Teachers Association as an executive board member, adjudicator, and guest lecturer. She has also served on the faculties of Hope College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and as a staff accompanist at Western Michigan University, Hope College, and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

To become well educated means to develop broad, cultural knowledge complemented by critical thinking and problem solving skills and enhanced with a deeper specialized set of skills in a particular area of interest. My role as an educator is to facilitate students’ learning in all of these areas, serving as an open conduit for the specific knowledge and training I have while remaining aware of and sensitive to the diversity in both my students and the world at large.

B.M., Piano Performance-Oberlin College

M.M., Piano Performance-Western Michigan University

D.M.A., Music Education-Boston University