Margaret Haefner Berg, Associate Professor of Instrumental/String Music Education, received her BS in music education from Case Western Reserve University, BM in violin from the Cleveland Institute of Music, MEd from the University of Cincinnati, and PhD from Northwestern University. Previously she was on the faculty at Ball State University where she also conducted the East Central String Sinfonietta and was a member of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra. She has also taught at DePaul University and in the Cincinnati Public Schools. Dr. Berg is an active orchestra festival conductor and state and national conference clinician as well as former President of Colorado ASTA w/NSOA (American String Teachers Association with National School Orchestra Association). Her research interests include the social psychology of music education, string/orchestra pedagogy and curriculum development, and teacher education. Dr. Berg has published articles in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Music Education Research, Psychology of Music, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Music Educators Journal, and American String Teacher as well as contributed to various books, including Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra (volume 1, 2 and 3), Applying Research to Teaching and Playing Stringed Instruments, Advances in Music Education Research and the recently published Musical Experiences in Our Lives. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education and Journal of String Research.
Dr. Berg enjoys spending time with her husband Greg and children Colin, Connor and Catherine as well as hiking, camping, reading historical fiction and learning about various fiddling traditions (most recently Celtic and jazz).