Joshua A. Russell
Assistant Professor of Music Education
Dr. Joshua A. Russell is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and string pedagogy and is the director of the Hartt String Project. Dr. Russell received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Music Composition) and a Bachelor of Secondary Education (Music Education) from Shepherd University, a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in music from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to his arrival at the University of Hartford, he taught at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, The University of Colorado, instrumental music (orchestra and guitar), and general music (grades 4-12) in northern Virginia and Colorado, conducted several youth symphonies (Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra, Loudoun County Public School Orchestra, Berkeley County Beginner and Advanced Orchestras), and was the founding director of the Loudoun County String Orchestra and after-school program.
Dr. Russell's research interests include education policy, teacher education, string education, and psycho-social/cognitive development in musical learning and teaching. He is a former member of the editorial board of Music Educators Journal and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research in Music Education, The String Research Journal, and Advances in Music Education Research. His own publication record includes articles published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, Arts Education Policy Review, Music Education Research, the Music Educators Journal, Contributions to Music Education, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, and the String Research Journal among others. He often presents research throughout the United States and abroad including Ireland, England, Germany, China, Australia, Finland, and Greece. Currently, Dr. Russell serves as the program chair of the Music Education Special Interest Group of the American Education Research Association.