Dr. Lyn E. Schraer-Joiner is the Coordinator for Music Education and an Assistant Professor at Kean University. She received a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an MM in Flute Performance and Music Education, from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, and a BM in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia, NY. Her research interests include the musical rehabilitation of adult cochlear implant recipients, musical responsiveness of prelingually deafened children, ages 2-4, as well as musicians and hearing loss. Schraer is the author of the book Music for Children with Hearing Loss: A Resource for Parents and Teachers (Oxford University Press, 2014) and she is the founder and director for PROJECT REACH: The Kean University Concert Series for the Deaf. Her research findings have been presented on both the national and international levels and published in journals such as Early Childhood Development and Care, The Music Educators Journal (MEJ), Music Education Research, the MENC: The National Association for Music Education publication “Spotlight on Making Music with Special Learners, Hearing Journal, and The North Carolina Music Educator. She has served on the editorial board for the Music Educators Journal (MEJ) and is a past chair and commissioner for the Commission on Special Music Education and Music Therapy for the International Society for Music Education (ISME). Schraer taught instrumental, vocal, and general music, grades K-12 in the public schools of New York for five years and has taught on the undergraduate level for 14 years.