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Arlene Cole

Adjunct Lecturer in Music:
Phone: +1 401 863 3663

I have developed the advanced musicianship course at Brown. This includes the requirements necessary for advanced studies in musicology, theory, and performance for most graduate schools.

As a pianist, I am very interested in developing technique and musicality in my students. This also involves the correct use of hands and body to try to reduce muscle tension. I try to develop the individual talents of each student, along with their knowledge of the historical periods of music and theoretical contexts.


Piano studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music in High School.
B.M. Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
M.M. Yale School of Music, Yale University
further studies with Sasha Gorodnitsky at the Julliard School of Music
Teaching affiliations include:
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; Tufts University, Medford, Massachusettes; California Music School in Los Angeles, California; Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, Conneticut
Have long been interested in New Music and presented many recitals premiering works of composers for solo piano and ensembles.


My research includes teaching musicianship courses and piano. In the musicanship courses, I tailor the work to each individual student in the class. I am planning a comprehensive book on musicianship skills.




Served as a judge at many piano national competitions and presentor at many master classes, most notably in relation to the New England Conservatory, performances at the Cleveland Instititue of Music, the Connecticut Teachers Association, and the Rhode Island Teachers Association. Prof. Cole has also given many Solo and chamber music performances.

Presented a paper at the Conference of Arts and Humanties in Hawaii, January 2006.


National Music Teachers Association
Various music clubs


I am teaching both theory and Applied music piano
Theory courses I am currently teaching (musicianship courses)
MU0055 lab theory course for music majors
MU0056 lab continuation of MU55
MU0101 advanced musicianship
MU0102 continuation of MU-101
Director of Applied Music piano studies
teach courses MU0071 - MU0174
MU0040 lower level theory course
have taught Mu0055
summer music course for high school students at Brown

Funded Research


Curriculum Vitae

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