Joshua A. Russell

Joshua A. Russell headshot

Professor of Music Education

Music Education

The Hartt School
860.768.4127 F 400A

PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder

MM, Northwestern University

BASE, Shepherd University

BA, Shepherd University

Dr. Joshua A. Russell is Professor of Music Education at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford where he 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 Orchestras), and was the founding director of the Loudoun County String Orchestra and after-school program. 

Dr. Russell's research interests include musician health, teacher education, string education, and psycho-social/cognitive development in musical learning and teaching. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, The String Research Journal, Advances in Music Education Research, and New Directions in Music Education. In addition to authoring Statistics in Music Education (Oxford University Press), his research 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, Greece, Norway, and Cyprus.