Dr. Costa is also dedicated to helping performers connect with their audience in meaningful ways. From 2012-2014, she developed a course at the Penn State School of Music entitled The Teaching Artist Initiative that helped students create innovative programs that engaged audiences with interactive activities. From 2014-2017, she served as the faculty advisor for the new Penn State Classical Music Student Ambassador Program. This program aimed to teach students to become arts advocates and elevate the role of classical music in the greater Penn State community. She currently teaches in the Penn State eLearning department.