Jacquelyn Dillon-Krass

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Jacquelyn Dillon-Krass is director of string studies and professor of music education and string pedagogy at Wichita State University. She also is conductor of the Wichita Youth Chamber Players, a board member of the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and an educational consultant for Scherl and Roth. Early in her career she founded orchestral programs in Derby, Kansas, and Norman, Oklahoma.

Dillon is a coauthor of the Strictly Strings series and formerly served as national president of the American String Teachers Association. She is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from NSOA, a Medal of Honor from the Midwest Clinic, a Lifetime Achievement award from ASTA with NSOA, the Hall of Fame award from Kansas ASTA, and the "Music of the Heart" award from the Kansas Music Educators Association. As a cellist, she performed with symphonies in Wichita, Baton Rouge, and Oklahoma City. She is a frequent guest clinician and conductor with string festivals and state and national music educator events throughout the U.S. Dillon has presented guest professorships at several universities during her tenure as a nationally known string pedagogue in the orchestral field.