Kerry B. Renzoni, Ph.D.

Kerry B. Renzoni, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor Rockwell Hall 203
Office: (716) 878-4085

B.M. in Harp Performance and Music Education, Eastman School of Music

M.M. in Music Education, Eastman School of Music
Ph.D. in Music Education, Temple University

Kerry B. Renzoni is associate professor of music and Music Department Chair at Buffalo State. She co-leads the International Professional Development Schools (IPDS) Italy programs and serves as founder and director of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Program.

Dr. Renzoni received a Ph.D. in music education from Temple University, where she was awarded a University Fellowship and the prestigious Presser Music Award. She holds a B.M. in both harp performance and music education from the Eastman School of Music, and an M.M. in music education from the Eastman School of Music. For six years, Dr. Renzoni taught pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade music in the Western New York area where she prioritized creativity and improvisation in music curricula. Additionally, she served as Lead Teacher for the Early Childhood Music Foundations program at Temple University and taught through the Early Childhood Music program at the Eastman School of Music. 

Dr. Renzoni is an active researcher, conference presenter, and clinician at the international, national, and state levels, and has taught in China and Italy. She has held prominent roles in the music education field, including as Online Editor for the International Journal of Music in Early Childhood, Vice President of Professional Development and Vice President of Convention for the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, and Eastern Representative for the National Association for Music Education Early Childhood Special Research Interest Group. Her research interests include the role of environment in music learning, creativity, improvisation, and music literacy in early childhood and elementary music settings. 

Dr. Renzoni is published through Routledge with her co-edited book The First-Year Music Major: Strategies for Success.

Recent Publications

Renzoni, K. B., & Furby, V. J. (2022). The first-year music major: Strategies for success. Routledge Taylor & Francis.

Renzoni, K. B., & Stanford, N. M. (2022). An exploration of at-home parent and child music mediation. International Journal of Music in Early Childhood.

Salvador, K., & Renzoni, K. B. (2021). Singing and moving in the time of COVID-19. Teaching Young Children, 13(3).