Department: Performing Arts
Office Number: MU1-107
Phone number: (623) 845-3720
Theresa Hulihan has taken a multifaceted approach in her career as a performer, educator, and arts administrator. She has received international airplay and recognition as a flutist and has dedicated herself to supporting living composers by performing and commissioning works for her flute and guitar duo, Duozona. Theresa has spent the past two decades as a faculty member at Glendale Community College where she instructs courses in flute, chamber music and serves as the Performing Arts Department Assessment Coordinator. She also teaches music education and teacher preparation courses at Ottawa University. Under her instruction, students have won prestigious solo and chamber ensemble competitions and continued on to careers in music.
Theresa is the Music and Arts Specialist for Maricopa County Education Service Agency in Arizona, where she evaluates instruction, facilitates professional development sessions, and develops arts leadership systems throughout Maricopa County. She is an active adjudicator and spent 15 years directing band programs in the Osborn School District and Arizona School for the Arts where her students received consistent national and state “Excellent” and “Superior” ratings. Theresa has contributed to the design, revision and format of county and state music assessments, co-authored the 2015 Arizona State Performing Ensembles Arts Standards. She is an active clinician who has written and facilitated many professional development workshops for State and National conferences. In 2017, Theresa received the Arizona Music Educators Association Raymond G. Van Diest Arts Advocacy Award. Theresa has been selected as an expert in her field by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and continues to author multiple instructional units aligned to the National Performing Ensembles Responding Standards for the NAfME and Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Curriculum Project.