Associate Staff

Lourdes Cossich holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Voice Performance and Music Education, respectively, from the Eastman School of Music. Furthering her studies, she completed Orff Levels I and II and Gordon Institute for Music Learning Theory Elementary General Level I. In 2016, she established the Music of Hope Program in North Philadelphia. She has presented at national and international conferences on topics including the pre-conceived notions of students of color and instrument selection, Latin American movement in the classroom, and identifying and fostering musical behaviors in bilingual children; in addition, she has won several local and national grants to further her research and expand musical opportunities for her students. She is the Lower School music teacher at the Westtown School, where she oversees curriculum development and its innovation. As a performer, she has worked with Rita Shane, Kathryn Cowdrick, Teresa Berganza, and Joyce DiDonato. She has performed in the United States, Guatemala, Spain, and France.

Specialties: Children's Music Playshop, Children's Music Workshop, Ukulele

Divisions: Early Childhood