Dr Carol L. Shansky is Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, USA, where she has developed and teaches a broad range of courses in music and is the Director of the Iona College Instrumental Ensemble. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Boston University and her Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College. Dr. Shansky is a contributor to the Journal of Research in Musicology, Alta Musica, Journal of the International Alliance of Women Musicians, and RIME (USA, online), and has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Music Performance, and is a member of the Pedagogy Committee of the New Jersey Flute Society. In addition, Dr. Shansky is an active performer in the New York City area, performing in several orchestras and as chamber musician and solo recitalist. Her music appreciation textbook Musical Tapestries: A Thematic Approach to Music Appreciation is in its 2nd edition.