- Music Education
- Music History
Dr. Artesani graduated summa cum laude from Barrington College in Rhode Island with a B.M. in Music Education, and received a M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Maine. She earned a D.M.A. in Piano Performance from West Virginia University, where she was the recipient of the Swiger Teaching Fellowship for four years. She has completed Level I-III of Orff Schulwerk Training, and is the recipient of a research grant from the American Orff Schulwerk Association. Articles that Dr. Artesani has written or co-authored have appeared in The Journal for Music Teacher Education, The Orff Echo and General Music Today. Highlights as a collaborative pianist include performing with Dr. Beth Wiemann at the International Clarinet Fest in Baton Rouge, LA; with Dr. Jack Burt at the Schagerl Brass Festival in Melk, Austria; and with Dr. Dan Barrett at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C. In addition to her duties at the University of Maine, Dr. Artesani also serves as organist/pianist at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono. She has taught at the Lincoln School in Providence, RI; North Orrington and Center Drive schools in Orrington, ME; and the Stillwater Montessori School in Stillwater, ME.