Natalka Pavlovsky *88, *01 (MUS)

Position
Community College Teaching Fellowship Mentor
Role
GradFUTURES Forum Speaker
Bio/Description

Dr. Natalka Pavlovsky is Professor of Music at Rowan College of South Jersey. She has also taught at Rutgers University and at The College of New Jersey. Her area of scholarly expertise is Slavic liturgical chant. More recently, her research interests have shifted to later centuries: she recently completed an article on the Orthodox alleluia, and is currently writing on the choral style of the Slavic Baroque.

In the classroom, Dr. Pavlovsky divides her time between teaching music majors and sparking awareness of and appreciation for music and the arts in a variety of general education courses. Teaching is her life’s work and arts advocacy is her passion. Whether students are headed for careers in the field, or taking an elective, the arts have something essential to offer everyone.

Other areas of professional expertise are vocal music-- she sang with the professional vocal ensemble The Princeton Singers for ten years-- and audio production. Dr. Pavlovsky has produced multiple CD recordings of Orthodox repertoire, including critically-acclaimed releases with Vladimir Morosan and the Archangel Voices ensemble. During a hiatus in her graduate studies, Natalka Pavlovsky also worked in Arts Management, serving as Client Services Manager of the Princeton University Concert Office.

Dr. Pavlovsky holds a B.A. in Music, summa cum laude, and Certification in German/English Translation from Rutgers University, which she attended as part of the Douglass Scholars program. She completed her graduate work at Princeton University, earning both her M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Musicology.

"The opportunities afforded me at Princeton built up my professional identity: semester by semester, I came into my own both as a scholar, and as an educator. I learned much during my studies; I have learned much since. The most important outcome of my educational journey, however, is that I will never stop learning.

I was thrilled to learn of the Community College Teaching Partnership during a session of the 2018 "She Roars" conference. The day my institution joined the program was one of the happiest of my professional life.

To this day, my Grad School classmates and colleagues form a central core within my professional network. Engage with those around you-- not only within your discipline, but more broadly. Conversations and ideas shared with faculty members, visiting scholars, and fellow students will remain with you, a constellation of thoughts and perspectives by which to chart your professional course."

I have participated in the following GradFUTURES Programs:

  • GradFUTURES Forum
  • Princeton University/Community College Teaching Partnership Program

Yes, I am open to being contacted by a Princeton Graduate Student for an informational interview!

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