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Joshua A. Russell



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 where he was a McMurran Scholar, 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.