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Dr. Tu’s research has centered on infant and toddler music behaviors, and their interactivity with the iPad, music and Autism, early impact of music on general intelligence and linguistic skills. In 2008, Dr. Tu was awarded the distinguished Presser Music Award by the Theodore Presser Foundation. She is also the winner of TAMUK university research award, undergraduate research award, spring research award, Arts & Sciences Arts and Humanities research award. Her publications have appeared in Research Perspectives in Music Education, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and Perspectives: Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association.
After receiving her doctoral degree from University of Miami in Florida (summa cum laude), Dr. Tu taught general music methods for five years at Millikin University in Illinois. Currently, Dr. Tu teaches general music methods and supervises undergraduate and graduate research at Texas A & M University-Kingsville. She is certified by Musikgarten Family Music, Cycle of Seasons, Orff- Schulwerk, Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML): early childhood, elementary and instrumental music. Dr. Tu’s research has centered on infant and toddler music behaviors, and their interactivity with the iPad, music and Autism, early impact of music on general intelligence and linguistic skills. In 2008, Dr. Tu was awarded the distinguished Presser Music Award by the Theodore Presser Foundation. She is also the winner of TAMUK university research award, undergraduate research award, spring research award, Arts & Sciences Arts and Humanities research award. Her publications have appeared in Research Perspectives in Music Education, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and Perspectives: Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association.