Dr. Brenda Brenner, Associate Professor of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been appointed president of the American String Teachers Association‘s Board of Directors. She will serve a two year term as president and will act as a member of the executive committee for the next six years.
Founded nearly 70 years ago, ASTA is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA provides professional development, career building & support, and a community of peers for all teachers of stringed instruments. Its vision is to enrich lives through universal access to fine string teaching and playing.
Dr. Brenner specializes in string music education, teaching applied violin, as well as courses in violin and string pedagogy. In addition to her role in the Music Education Department, she serves as co-director of the IU String Academy and assistant director of the IU Retreat for Professional Violinists and Violists. Her String Academy students have been featured in concerts in major venues the United States, France, Japan, Sweden, Spain, and she will soon be traveling to South America with the Jacobs School’s Violin Virtuosi.
An active teacher and performer of chamber music, Dr. Brenner earned both her Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees at the Eastman School of Music.
Congratulations, Dr. Brenner!