Meryl Sole has a Doctorate in Music & Music Education from Columbia University, Teachers College. She also holds two Master's degrees; one in Music Education from Teachers College and the other in Performance from Boston University. Meryl's bachelor's degree in Music History and Music Theory was awarded from the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to the University of New Haven, Meryl was an Adjunct Professor of Music at Adelphi University where she taught brass lessons, music theory, music appreciation and music history. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY Empire State College and has also taught music at Nassau Community College and Jersey City University. Meryl's research focus on toddlers (ages 18-36 months) and the spontaneous songs they sing when they are alone before they fall asleep. As a performer, Meryl has freelanced as a horn player with local NY orchestras including the National Opera Center, the Richmond County Orchestra, the Cosmopolitan Symphony, the Regina Opera Company, The 92nd Street Y Orchestra, the Greater Newburgh Symphony, and various chamber groups including the Savako Trio.