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Tetyana I. Allston, Ph.D.
13975 Melissa Vue
Wamego, KS 66547
785-456-9357
505-240-5061 (cell)
tatallston@yahoo.com

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

EDUCATION
1990-Ph.D. Educational Psychology with Concentration in Music Education A.M. Gorky State Institute of Education, Kiev, Ukraine

1979 - Degree Piano Performance/Instruction I.P Kotlyarevskiy Institute of Arts, Kharkov, Ukraine

1974-Degree Piano Performance and Music Education State College, Sumy, Ukraine

CREDENTIAL CERTIFICATION
The International Education Research Foundation Credential Evaluation Service has accredited all degrees as: Associate of Arts Degree in Music Education Bachelor of Arts in Music Pedagogy and Performance Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology with Music Education Concentration

AWARDS
1994 Distinguished Teacher Award Ministry of Education Honor Award, Ukraine

1995 Excellence in Teaching Commendation State University at Sumy, Ukraine

1996 Excellence in Accompanist Mastership - 1st and 2nd competitions Ministry of Education Award, Ukraine

1989 Excellence in Accompanist Mastership - 1st and 2nd competitions Ministry of Education Award, Ukraine

1988 Commendation for Excellence in Student Research and Advising Sumy State University, Ukraine

1981 Excellence in Teaching Commendation State University at Sumy, Ukraine

1982 Honors Diploma I.P Kotlyarevskiy Institute of Arts, Kharkov, Ukraine

1974 Honors Diploma State College of Music at Sumy, Ukraine

POSITIONS HELD
Jan 2009- June 2010 Adjunct Assistant Instructor University Chorus for University of New Mexico Music Department

Nov 2009- present Piano Accompanist Cleveland High School Choir, Rio Rancho, NM

2009- present Piano Accompanist Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church, Rio Rancho, NM

2009- present Adjunct Professor Northern New Mexico College, Espanola, NM

2008-2009 Piano Accompanist Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, Las Placitas, NM

2008- present Piano Instructor New Mexico School of Music, Albuquerque, NM

2008- Piano Instructor Rio Rancho, NM

2004-2008 Music Director Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Franklin, PA

2004-2008 Music Director St. Anthony's Church, Tionesta, PA

2004-2008 Piano Instructor Tionesta, Clarion, Franklin, PA

2001-2004 Piano Instructor Breber Music, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

2001-2003 Piano Instructor White House of Music, Waukesha, Wisconsin

1996-2000 Head of Music Department
Associate Professor
State College of Music, Sumy, Ukraine
Courses Taught include:
Piano, Music Theory, Music History, Music Methods, Music Psychology, Accompaniment, Music Psychodiagnostics, Music Statistics

1985-1996 Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer State University, Sumy, Ukraine

1980-1994 Music Teacher Sunny Nurse School
Designed learning programs to promote advancement of children to higher level of proficiency.

1979-1985 Associate Lecturer State University, Sumy, Ukraine

PUBLICATIONS
Zakharchenko, Tetyana I. (1993). Rhythmic identify of Rachmaninov piano works. In Rachmaninov Instrumental Works Studies in Schools and Higher Educational Institutions (pp. 30-34). Sumy, Ukraine.
Zakharchenko, Tetyana I. (1992). Lusenko children operas as a factor of school-children aesthetic education. In Lusenko Life and Work Studies in School and Higher Educational Institutions (pp. 33-36). Sumy, Ukraine.
Zakharchenko, Tetyana I. (1990). Psychological conditions of reading abilities for musical expression in sight-reading for music education majors. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Kiev State Institute of education, Ukraine.
Zakharchenko, Tetyana I. (1990). Psychological conditions of creativity in reading and comprehension of pre-service music teachers. Sumy, Ukraine. Deposit in Moscow, NI IVCH, No. 614-662 [90]. 241-247.
Zakharchenko, Tetyana I. (1987). Interdependence of ideological, cognitive, and aesthetic education in music lessons. In Recommendations on Fostering Music-Aesthetic motivation of School Children (pp. 6-9). Sumy, Ukraine.

CURRICULUM MATERIALS DEVELOPED FOR UNIVERSITY COURSES
Zakharchenko, Tetyana I. (1998). Psychological foundations of music creative reading. Sumy, Ukraine: Sumy State University of education.
Zakharchenko, Tetyana I. (1991). Master Class in accompaniment: How to study song repertoire. Sumy, Ukraine: Sumy State Institute of Education.
Zakharchenko, Tetyana I. (1990). Methodology of teaching music performance. Sumy, Ukraine: Sumy State Institute of Education.
Zakharchenko, Tetyana I. (1989). Recommendations on monitoring music sight-reading skills of pre-service music teachers. Sumy, Ukraine: Sumy State Institute of Education.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Psychological Processes of Computer Keyboarding. International Conference on Challenges in Implementation of Multi-level Training Systems. Sumy, Ukraine, 1997.
Facilitating Professional Training in Accompaniment Master Classes for Music Majors. International Conference on Research, Sumy, Ukraine, 1993.
The Use of Computers in Education for Motivation and Learning. International Conference on Computers in Education and Research, Kostroma, Russia, May 1992.
Facilitation of Professional Growth in Teaching Music for Music Education Majors. All-Ukrainian Conference on Challenges of Teaching Music as Concentration, Kryvyj Rih, Ukraine, December, 1991.
Integration of Folk Song into Accompaniment Master Classes. All-Ukrainian Conference Introducing Folk Songs into Curriculum at Times of National Cultural Revival, Nizhin, Ukraine, April 1991.
Psychological Conditions of Teaching Music Education Majors Sight-reading and Musical Comprehension. Ukrainian Conference on Challenges in Music Teacher Training, Rivne, Ukraine, October, 1990.

SERVICE (COMMITTEES)
Chair of Methodology Board, Sunny State University, established learning programs and schedules for students of music faculty
Special Education Curriculum Committee, Sumy State University of Education
Editorial Committee, Sumy State University

PROFESSIONAL AFFILATIONS
Chair, Ukrainian National Conference on Music Psychology and Music Education
All-Ukrainian Music Society, Sumy Affiliation
Sumy Regional Folklore Music Center

LANGUAGES
Ukrainian
Russian
English

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