B.M.Ed., Music Education, Westminster Choir College
M.M., Musicology, Indiana University
M.S., Instructional Design and Technology, Philadelphia University
Ed.D., Educational Administration, Temple University
Recipient of the 2011 Temple University Provost’s Award for Innovative Teaching in General Education, the 2011 Westminster Choir College Alumni Merit Award, and the 2006 Boyer College Distinguished Teacher Award, Dr. Steven Kreinberg has served on the Music History faculty at the Boyer College of Music and Dance since 1984.
In addition to teaching music history and music technology courses to music majors, Dr. Kreinberg has enjoyed a long history of introducing college non-music majors and adults to classical art music. In 1988, he developed with faculty colleague June Ottenberg, a University Core Course entitled, “Introduction to Music” that was taken by thousands of Temple University students on the Main, Center City, and Japan campuses. In 2008, he created a new genre-based General Education course entitled, “The Art of Listening” that takes Temple University undergraduate non-music majors to four different music performances each semester within major concert venues throughout the greater Philadelphia region. The course has been the subject of intense interest from within Temple University as well as from outside organizations due to its direct engagement of students in live concert experiences within the classroom and in the concert hall.
In 2009, he was invited by The Philadelphia Orchestra to serve as co-host with Minnesota National Public Radio personality Brian Newhouse in one of the Orchestra’s live “Access” concerts in Verizon Hall. He also has appeared as a pre-concert lecturer for The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and he has served as a consultant and manuscript reviewer for many collegiate music appreciation textbooks, including those published by Oxford University Press, McGraw-Hill, Harcourt-Brace, and Prentice-Hall. Currently he is working on a new genre-based music listening textbook to be published by McGraw-Hill.
Professor Kreinberg is fascinated by the convergence of technology with music teaching. He has delivered presentations and read papers at numerous conferences, including those of the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, the National University Telecommunications Network, the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference, the National Association of Schools of Music, the College of Music Society, and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction. He currently serves on the Publications Committee of the College Music Society, where he also holds the position of Video Publications Editor, chairs the CMS Audio-Visual Task Force, and serves on the CMS New and Emerging Technologies Committee.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Kreinberg has had a distinguished career as a collegiate music administrator, beginning as Assistant Director, then Director of Admissions at Westminster Choir College from 1978 to 1983. He has held numerous administrative positions at the Boyer College of Temple University since 1984, including Coordinator of Graduate Student Affairs, Director of Graduate Studies, Assistant Dean of Music, Associate Dean of Music, and Director of Instructional and Administrative Technology.
Kamien, Roger. Music: An Appreciation. 10th Full and 7th Brief Editions. (McGraw-Hill, 2010). Provided Chapter Summaries and “Beyond the Classroom” features.
Folio, Cynthia and Steven Kreinberg. “Blackboard and Wikis and Blogs, Oh My: Collaborative Learning Tools for Enriching Music History and Music Theory Courses.” College Music Symposium 49-50 (2009/2010): 164-175.
"Enlivening Online Courses Using Macromedia Flash Streaming Audio and Video." Proceedings of the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. (Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2005), 850-855.
"Predicting Graduate Music Student Enrollment Using Fishbein's Behavioral Intention Model and Discriminant Analysis." Southeastern Journal of Music Education 4 (1992): 60-72.
Recent Lectures, Papers, and Presentations
Tchaikovsky's ‘Nutcracker Suite’ and the Tchaikovsky/Ellington/Strayhorn ‘Nutcracker Suite’. Wrote the narration and served as narrator for a performance by the Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band. Temple Performing Arts Center. December 5, 2011.
Create Your Own Concert Series: Engaging Students and Communities in General Education Courses. 54th Annual Meeting of the College Music Society, 2011 National Conference, October 20-23, 2011. Richmond, Virginia.
Building Audiences Through Experiential Learning. 53rd Annual Meeting of the College Music Society, 2010 National Conference, September 23-26, 2010, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Ansel Adams: America. Wrote and delivered a pre-concert lecture that celebrated the American cultural landscape in music prior to the Temple University Symphony Orchestra premieres of two new works by American composers: Ansel Adams: America by Dave Brubeck and his son Chris, and Fourth Stream: La Banda by Bill Cunliffe. The program also included Samuel Barber’s Essay No. 2 and Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town. Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center for the Arts, April 9, 2010.
The Philadelphia Orchestra, “Access” Concert. Rosen Milanov, Conductor. Wrote script, created presentation graphics, and served as onstage co-host with Brian Newhouse (Minnesota National Public Radio) for a performance of Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks. Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, April 21, 2009.
Using Blogs and WIKIs in Music History Courses: Guidelines and Suggestions. 51st Annual Meeting of the College Music Society, September 25-28, 2008, Atlanta, Georgia.
Building Score Reading Skills by Controlling Independent Lines of Music Simultaneously with Sibelius 5 and Adobe Flash CS3. Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI) National Conference, September 25-28, 2008, Atlanta, Georgia.
Mahler’s Symphony No. 8: Symphony of a Thousand. Pre-concert lecture for The Philadelphia Orchestra Music Association in conjunction with performances of the symphony by The Philadelphia Orchestra in May 2008. Merion Cricket Club, Philadelphia, April 22, 2008.
Using Adobe Connect Professional to Create Online Media-Rich Interactive Courses in Music. Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI) National Conference, November 14-18, 2007, Salt Lake City.
Blackboard, and Wikis, and Blogs, Oh My! Collaborative Learning Tools for Enriching Music History and Music Theory Courses. Paper delivered with colleague Dr. Cynthia Folio at the College Music Society National Conference, November 14-18, 2007, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Using Adobe Connect for Media-Rich Educational Settings. Partner Session with Doug Shepelak from Adobe Systems, National University Telecommunications Network (NUTN) National Conference, June 2007, Philadelphia, PA.
Interactive Activities in Music Using Macromedia Flash Streaming Audio and Video within Blackboard. Association for Technology in Music Instruction and the College Music Society National Conferences, San Antonio, TX. September 14-17, 2006.
Introduction to Podcasting. Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference, Hershey, PA. February 19-21, 2006.
Online Music Appreciation Using Blackboard. Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference, Hershey, PA. February 20-22, 2005.
Demonstrations and Workshops
Introduction to Podcasting. Hillsborough (NJ) Teacher’s In-Service Day, November 3, 2009.
Advanced Podcasting Audio Techniques. Hillsborough (NJ) Teacher’s In-Service Day, November 3, 2009.
Using Enhanced Podcasts to Enhance Music Teaching. Computer Technology Pre-Session Workshop. Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI), November 14-18, 2007, Salt Lake City.
Introduction to Podcasting in the Classroom. Somerset County (PA) Teacher’s In-Service Day, October 2007. Repeat of the 2006 program.
Sprucing Up Adobe Connect Meetings Using Rich Multimedia Objects. Temple University Instructional Technology Center, May 1, 2007.
Copyright Considerations for Faculty. Temple University Computer Services Seminar, April 19, 2007. A one-hour presentation on "Fair Use" and the TEACH Act for faculty, presented with Stephana Colbert from the Temple University Office of University Counsel.
Bringing Josquin into the 21st Century. Boyer College of Music and Dance Teaching Academy. February 7, 2007. A two-hour demonstration and discussion for music and dance faculty of instructional technology and software for teaching music and dance.
Demystifying Podcasts and iPods: A Practical Guide for Use in the Classroom. Temple University Computer Services Seminar, January 10, 2007.
Adobe Connect: A Demonstration. Temple University Computer Services Seminar, January 10, 2007. Repeated March 15, 2007.
Introduction to Podcasts in the Classroom. Temple University Computer Services Seminar, November 16, 2006.
Introduction to Podcasting in the Classroom. Somerset County (PA) Teacher’s In-Service Day, October 2006.
Macromedia Flash Streaming in Blackboard. Temple University Instructional Technologies Users' Group. April 21, 2005. Repeated November 17, 2005.
“Honoring Excellence.” Temple Times, April 29, 2011, Vol. 41, No. 18, p. 6.
Past engagements:March 2, 2013, 6:45 PM. Pre-concert lecture for the Borodin Quartet. Works by Beethoven and Shostakovich. The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Perelman Theater, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
December 11, 2012, 6:45 PM. Pre-concert lecture for the Brentano Quartet with Anthony McGill, Clarinet. Works by Haydn, Mozart, and Brahms. The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Perelman Theater, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.