Andrew Aprile

Doctoral Lecturer


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Andrew Aprile


Andrew Aprile is a Doctoral Lecturer at the CCNY Downtown Center for Worker Education, in the Division of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, where he specializes in Early Childhood Education. Dr. Aprile is a proud product of New York City public schools, graduating from Lab and Bronx Science. After receiving his BA from Wesleyan University in Sociology and Music, he earned his PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center in Urban Education under the tutelage of Ofelia García. He has been a teacher educator at CUNY since 2010, and has taught early childhood music since 2008.

Through his teaching and research, Dr. Aprile emphasizes responsive pedagogies that center on community and joyful participation in the arts. His research interests include Music Education, Equity in Arts Education, Musical Cognition and Development, Social Foundations of Education, Critical Multiculturalism and Cultural Responsiveness, and Early Childhood Teacher Education.

Dr. Aprile’s research has appeared in the Arts Education Policy Review and the International Critical Childhood Policy Studies Journal and he has contributed chapters to Young Children and the Arts: Nurturing Imagination and Creativity​ and We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song.

Courses Taught

  • Sociology of Education (Schooling in American Societies) | SOC 38144, 1CWE
  • Facilitating Children’s Musical Development | EDCE 40600, 4CWE
  • How Children Learn Math | EDCE 32204, 2CWE
  • Social Studies in Early Childhood Education | EDCE 40300
  • Science Methods in Early Childhood Education | EDCE 31904
  • ECE I: Theories of Development Applied to Early Childhood Practice | EDCE 20604, 2CWE
  • From Mambo to Hip Hop | IAS 31626
  • Worlds of Music | MUS 10204