James Kjelland

James Kjelland, Associate Professor, Music Education/String Pedagogy, at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Instrumental music specialist. Instructor and coordinator of string education and pedagogy. Active conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and consultant.

Contributing author to Teaching Stringed Instruments: A Course of Study, comprehensive string class method Strictly Strings, The Science and Psychology of Music Performance, and Teaching Music through Performance in Orchestra. Author of Orchestral Bowing: Style & Function and numerous journal articles on string pedagogy in The American String Teacher, The Instrumentalist, and Council for Research in Music Education.

Member, American String Teachers Association, Music Educators National Conference, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Former faculty member, University of Southern California, R. D. Colburn School of Performing Arts, and University of North Texas.