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Audrey Cardany

  • Associate Professor of Music/Music Education
  • Department of Music
  • Phone: 401.874.5590
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  • Office Location: Department of Music
    Fine Arts Center, D211
    105 Upper College Road
    Kingston, RI 02881


Audrey Berger Cardany Ph.D. is an assistant professor of music at the University of Rhode Island teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music and music education. Cardany began her career teaching vocal and general music in grades prekindergarten through eighth in public schools in Montana and Nevada.

An active clinician and adjudicator, Cardany has presented at local, regional, and national conference venues including Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (EMMA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE). Topics include music and language, music and movement, technology, and the developing singing voice.

With certifications in Orff-Schulwerk and Kodály methods, she teaches musicianship and conducts the choral ensemble for Arizona State University’s summer Kodály music teacher certification classes. During her appointment as vocal/general specialist at the Peabody Conservatory of Music she created and taught Musical Story Time—a program for young children at Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library, and provided an in-service workshop for Baltimore City’s children’s librarians.

Cardany writes a column for General Music Today connecting music and language and is an author for the 2013 elementary general music textbook series, Interactive Music, powered by Silver Burdett with Alfred. The Maryland State Department of Education selected Cardany to present her research on technology and learning at the state’s Early Childhood Care and Research Forum. Her research has been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Mountain Lake Journal. She also serves as the associate editor for research for the Rhode Island Music Educators Review, an online publication for Rhode Island’s Music Educator Association (RIMEA).


  • Doctor of Musical Arts in music education, Arizona State University
  • Master of Music in vocal performance and choral conducting, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Bachelor of Music in music education and vocal performance, University of Wyoming

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