Joan Zaretti received her Doctorate and Master of Arts in ethnomusicology from Indiana University, Bloomington and Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Since 2006, she has taught courses in world music, anthropology and humanities at Bryant University, served as a faculty mentor in the IDEA program, and developed and lead a world music workshop series for K-12 teachers on campus. She has served on grant review panels for the RI State Council on the Arts, Southern New England Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, and U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement. Prior to her work in Rhode Island, she was manager of Secondary School and World Music Programs at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Ph D, Indiana University
MA, Indiana University
Zaretti, J., Voices Across Time: American History Through Music. A project of the Center for American Music, part of the University of Pittsburgh Library system in partnership with the Society for American Music. , Education Materials.
Zaretti, J., Beyond Objects: Connecting to the Arts Through Personal Story and Experience (Five Tiny Museums and Twenty-Five Home Museums)) , New England Museums Now, 2021.
CTE Faculty Fellow, 2021
Merit Award, 2021
Summer Stipend Award, 2021
Merit Award, 2019
Champion of Student Creativity Award, 2019
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, 2019
Faculty Innovation Grant, 2018
Summer Stipend Award, 2018
Merit Award, 2017
Summer Stipend Award, 2017
Summer Stipend Award, 2016
Zaretti's teaching interests include world music, creativity and the arts, ethnomusicology and folklore, anthropology, performance ensembles, and arts administration.
Zaretti's research interests include music education, collegiate world music performing ensembles, and arts administration.
Association for Arts Administration Educators
Americans for the Arts
New England Museum Association
Society for Ethnomusicology