Steven Kreinberg

By Brian Potter on April 23, 2013.

Recipient of the 2011 Temple University Provost’s Award for Innovative Teaching in General Education, the 2011 Westminster Choir College Alumni Merit Award, and the 2006 Boyer College Distinguished Teacher Award, Dr. Steven Kreinberg has served on the music history faculty at the Boyer College of Music and Dance since 1984. In addition to teaching music history and music technology courses to music majors, Kreinberg has enjoyed a long history of introducing college non-music majors and adults to classical art music.  With faculty colleague June Ottenberg, he developed a University Core Course entitled Introduction to Music that has been taken by thousands of Temple University students on the Main, Center City, and Japan campuses since 1988. In 2008, he created a new genre-based General Education course entitled The Art of Listening, which takes Temple University undergraduate non-music majors to four different music performances each semester within major concert venues throughout the greater Philadelphia region. The course has been the subject of intense interest from within Temple University as well as from outside organizations due to its direct engagement of students in live concert experiences within the classroom and in the concert hall. In 2009, Dr. Kreinberg was invited by the Philadelphia Orchestra to serve as co-host with Minnesota National Public Radio personality Brian Newhouse in one of the Orchestra’s live “Access” concerts in Verizon Hall. He also has appeared as a pre-concert lecturer for the Philadelphia Orchestra and has served as a consultant and manuscript reviewer for many collegiate music appreciation textbooks. Dr. Kreinberg currently serves as Vice-Dean in the Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts at Temple.