Ferol is a lecturer and the Undergraduate Advisor with the UF Center for Arts in Medicine and remains an active musician. Prior to joining the Center full time, she was Volunteer Coordinator at UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine. Ferol has completed an Undergraduate Certificate in Arts in Healthcare, co-authored the articles, The effects of arts-in-medicine programming on the medical-surgical work environment and Arts in health: Considering language from an educational perspective in the United States, and contributed to the White Paper, Talking about arts and health.
Inspired by similar programs at University of Michigan and Duke University, Ferol established the UF Health Music Ensemble fostering community, team building and a peer-to-peer environment among UF Health faculty, staff, students and alumni. She began teaching the undergraduate course, Music and Health, in Fall 2017. Music and Health was runner-up winner for the UFIT Exceptional Course Development award and the course received one of the UF International Center’s Internationalizing the Curriculum grants.
Ferol is also on the Board of the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH). She has been actively involved with the NOAH Professionalization Committee, assisting with the development of the Code of Ethics and Standards for Arts in Health Professionals and is the past chair of the NOAH Research Committee.
Ferol graduated from the University of Florida with a M.M. in music education after receiving an Undergraduate Diploma in viola performance from Longy School of Music and a B.A. in music with a minor in psychology from Florida State University. Prior to attending FSU, she worked in arts administration assisting in the management of youth orchestras, volunteers, and database maintenance for non-profit music organizations. While at UF she served as the Editorial Assistant for the International Journal of Music Education: Practice and was an assistant editor of the publication, Music assessment across cultures and continents: The culture of shared practice.