Full Name
Kristen Pellegrino
ASTA/University of Texas at San Antonio
Speaker Bio
Dr. Kristen Pellegrino is Professor of Music Education at the University of Texas at San Antonio and President of American String Teachers Association (ASTA). Kristen’ degrees are from the University of Michigan (Ph.D. in music education, M.M. in violin/chamber music performance) and the Eastman School of Music (B.M. in music education, applied violin).

Dr. Pellegrino has 40 scholarly publications, including being co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States (2019), in which she also wrote/co-wrote three chapters, and the upcoming Oxford University Press book, Teaching instrumental music: Concert hall to rock stage (2022). She was also awarded ASTA’s String Researcher Award, and AERA’s Outstanding Early Career Paper Award in Music Education. Kristen has presented over 100 sessions/research posters at conferences and workshops. Previously, Kristen taught for eight years in the public schools. She still performs in chamber music festivals in Rhode Island and England.