As a dynamic and passionate educator, Dr. Kirsten Soriano Broberg has taught a broad range of courses at diverse colleges and universities for the past fifteen years. Her music teaching philosophy is to bring material to life by fostering discovery-based learning through an interactive environment that approaches topics from a wide range of perspectives to stimulate both creative and critical thought and provokes students to make interdisciplinary connections.
While maintaining a rigorous curriculum and an extremely high standard of excellence, she actively engages and motivates students through ingenuity and her enthusiasm for music. In the classroom and through assignments, her students have the opportunity to approach topics from a variety of angles to excite diverse learning styles and reinforce key skills and concepts. She cultivates an open environment within which students feel empowered to be active in class discussion, improvisation, group work, collaboration, musical analysis, analytical writing, discovery and creative projects. Because it is important to her that students draw parallels between various musical disciplines, her lectures and assignments also frequently highlight relationships between musicology, music theory, analysis and composition.
As an individual and a teacher, Dr. Broberg has a genuine interest in and care for the success of her students. She welcomes students to meet with her for guidance outside of class or private lessons. She is delighted to help those who are struggling or further challenge those who are flourishing so that they may gain an even richer understanding of and appreciation for music composition, contemporary music, music history and music analysis.
Dr. Broberg has developed the following original university courses: Contemporary Music Since 1960; Contemporary Music Since 2000; The Contemporary Voice; Orchestration and Sophomore Composition Seminar and has co-developed a seminar in graduate composition. She has taught private composition lessons, orchestration, counterpoint, music theory, aural skills, music history, world music, music fundamentals and music appreciation at the university level.
In her home studio, Dr. Broberg has taught private music composition, orchestration and piano lessons to all levels and ages for the past twenty years.