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Ingrid Ladendorf


Adjunct Professor of Music Education

M.A. Music Education, Teachers College Columbia University
B.M. Vocal Performance and Music Education, Ithaca College

Ingrid Ladendorf is an Adjunct Professor of Music Education at The College of New Jersey, where she teaches:

  • MUS 394: Music Education K-8 Practicum
  • Student Teacher Supervision

Having taught music students of all ages, from young children through older adults, Ingrid Ladendorf truly values the benefits of music for all. As a dedicated teacher, she is a passionate advocate for the role she believes the arts play in education. She is committed to broadening the awareness that music serves all areas of human development, strengthens communities, and develops individuals.

Ms. Ladendorf taught at The Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan for 16 years. At Diller-Quaile, she held positions including: Musicianship Department Head, Curriculum Development Specialist, Undergraduate- and Graduate-level Teacher, Training Course Instructor, and Head Teacher. She is currently the Early Childhood Advisor, Rug Concert Program Director, and Summer Music Institute Director. Ms. Ladendorf has previous experience in preschool classrooms, teaching inclusion classes for children on the autism spectrum. She currently conducts children’s choirs in Pennington and Princeton, New Jersey.

Ms. Ladendorf’s performance career has included solo recitals, concerts, and staged productions of musicals and operettas at various theaters across the United States. Venues include: Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, The York Theater/Directors Company, Paramount Theater, The Rainbow Room, Paper Mill Playhouse (1998 CD Cast Recording of Follies), Westchester Broadway Theater, Gateway Playhouse, and Marriot Lincolnshire Theater. She received her B.M. in Classical Vocal Performance and Music Education with New York State certification from Ithaca College, and her M.A. in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her conference presentations include topics related to children and developing musicians at the National Association for Music Education, The Young Child Expo and Conference in New York City, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.