Dr. Alicia Romero-Sardiñas is a visiting professor of music education at Florida International University. She is a first-generation American daughter of immigrant Cuban parents. She holds degrees in music education from Florida International University (B.S.) and Florida State University (MMed). She also holds a degree in Curriculum and Instruction (PhD) from Florida International University. Dr. Romero-Sardiñas’ was a public high school choral director for 20 years and began teaching at Florida International University in 2022. Recently, she was named a Future of Music Faculty Fellow by the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her research interests include empowering the choral music educator, definitions of music literacy in the choral classroom, and beginning teacher induction and mentorship. During her time as a public-school teacher, her students participated in district and state performance assessments, worked with living composers, and performed at Carnegie Hall. She is a board approved adjudicator with the Florida Vocal Association and has presented at the Florida Music Educator Association Annual conference on multiple occasions. She has conducted the Miami-Dade County Middle School Superintendent Honor Choir in 2006 and the Elementary Honor Choir in 2022. Dr. Romero-Sardiñas is a board member for the Florida Vocal Association where she has developed programs to encourage and develop student composers and is a sought-out adjudicator for events throughout the state.

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