Brian J. Wagner-Yeung

31-23 47th St, APT 3A

Astoria, NY, 11103 

brianwagneryeung@gmail.com

(646) 617-3450

Professional Summary

My goal is to work in an educational environment where music, and the arts, are utilized as an inclusive and neurodiverse approach to developing lifelong learning for all students. I strive to use music to recognize and celebrate the strengths, differences, diversities, identities, and backgrounds of all students in a student-centered environment.

Professional Experience

Jim Thorpe School P370K / Music Teacher

September 2009 - Present,  Brooklyn, NY

  • Designed and implemented K-8 general music program, 6-12 adaptive string orchestra program, and K-8 musical theatre program. 

  • Orchestra performed at the 2016 Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival, 2018 Samuel Stern Awards, and 2019 Chancellor’s Town Hall for Special Education. 

  • Incorporated and taught inclusive enrichment, classes, and ensembles. 

  • Participated in school-wide teams and meetings, and collaborated with other teachers. 

  • Participated in local and national professional development. 

  • Hosted student teachers from CUNY Brooklyn College, CUNY Queens College, and NYU. 

 

CUNY Brooklyn College / Adjunct Faculty

August 2021 - Present,  Brooklyn, NY

  • Adjunct instructor for Music in Special Education course (MUSC 3583/6583T). 

  • Primary advisor for NAfME Collegiate Chapter 624. 

 

Music Education Consultant / Consultant

September 2014 - Present

  • Provided professional development at local, national, and international conferences and workshops. 

  • Provided professional development at national collegiate programs. 

  • Attended state meetings, and provided support to local music programs and organizations. 

  • Provided curriculum support for non-profit organizations.

Education 

CUNY Queens College / BA in Music Education

May 2009, Queens NY

 

CUNY Queens College / MSED in Music Education

February 2013, Queens NY

CUNY Brooklyn College /Advanced Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

July 2020, Brooklyn NY

Professional Affiliations

NAfME / Active Member

Member of Children with Exceptionalities Special Research Interest Group

 

NYSSMA  / Chair, Music for Special Learners

March 2020 - Present

 

MEANYC / Active Member 

Membership & Workshop Chair, Editor of Presto! (2015 - 2019)

 

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) / Active Member

Member of DARTS (Division of Visual and Performing Arts Education)


VSA at The Kennedy Center / Active Member

Professional Contributions

Behavioral Strategies: Approaches and Techniques for All Students in Musical Environments

 

Engaging All Learners: Tools & Techniques to Reach Different Types of Learners in the Music Classroom

 

Inclusive Music Teaching: Exceeding the Standards

 

Inclusive Music Teaching: Literacy, Composition, and Improvisation in the K-5 Classroom

 

Making Connections: Using Repertoire to Enhance the Social-Emotional Needs of All Students

 

Music for All: Developing Music Instruction for Students with Higher Support Needs

 

Neurodiversity in the Music Classroom: Using Strengths of All Students in Various Learning Environments

 

Orchestra for All: Adapting the String Program for a Diverse Range of Learners

 

Teaching Lessons to Children with Special Needs

Publications

Wagner, B. (2015). Engaging All Learners: Tools and Techniques to Reach Different Types of Learners in the Music Classroom. School Music News. Westbury, NY: New York State School Music Association.

 

Wagner, B. (2016). Making Connections for Special Learners: Using Repertoire to Enhance Lifelong Learning. School Music News. Westbury, NY: New York State School Music Association.

 

Wagner, B. (2016). Using Repertoire to Enhance Lifelong Learning. Music in a Minuet. Reston, VA: National Association for Music Education.

 

Wagner, B. (2017). Using a Differentiated Rhythmic and Melodic Notation System for Special Learners in All Musical Settings. Tempo. Lakewood, NJ: New Jersey Music Educators Association.

 

Wagner, B. (2017). Enhancing the Social-Emotional  Needs of Students with Special Needs through Music Making and Repertoire. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Los Angeles, CA.

 

Wagner, B. (2017). Engaging All Types of Learners in the Music Classroom. Music in a Minuet. Reston, VA: National Association for Music Education.

 

Wagner-Yeung, B. (2018). Teaching Lessons to Children with Special Needs. Music in a Minuet. Reston, VA: National Association for Music Education.

 

Wagner-Yeung, B. (2018). Behavioral Supports for Students with Special Needs in Musical Environments. Music in a Minuet. Reston, VA: National Association for Music Education.

 

Wagner-Yeung, B. (2019). Related Service Providers in the Music Classroom. DARTS Newsletter. Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.

 

Wagner-Yeung, B. (2020). Distance Learning for Special Learners in the Music Classroom. Music in a Minuet. Reston, VA: National Association for Music Education.

Wagner-Yeung, B. (2020). Let’s Make Music! Engaging Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the K-8 General Music Classroom. Coralville, IA: Music ConstructED.

Wagner-Yeung, B. (2021). Neurodiversity in the Music Classroom: Using the Strengths of All Students During In-Person and Remote Learning. School Music News. Westbury, NY: New York State School Music Association.



References 

Elise S. Sobol, Ed. D. 

Director of Music Education at New York University (Retired)

Past-NYSSMA Chair, Music for Special Learners

elisesobol232@gmail.com

 

Dr. Susan A. Davis

Coordinator of Music Education at Queens College

susan.davis@qc.cuny.edu 

 

Mr. Jeffrey Franck

Assistant Principal at P370K

jfranck2@schools.nyc.gov