Margaret Haefner Berg
Chair, Music Education • Professor of Music Education
Music Education

Imig Music Building
Office N-159

Dr. Margaret Berg, Professor and Chair of Music Education at the University of Colorado, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and string pedagogy. Margaret 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, and has also taught at DePaul University and in the Cincinnati Public Schools. Margaret has published articles in research journals (Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Music Education Research), practitioner journals (American String Teacher, Music Educators Journal), and chapters in several books including the Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education,The Musical Experience: Rethinking Music Teaching and Learning, Advances in Music Education Research and Applying Research to Teaching and Playing Stringed Instruments. She has also contributed to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra series. She has made presentations on string orchestra curriculum and assessment, mentor teacher development, effective practice, chamber music, and teacher education at the American Educational Research Association Conference, NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, Society for Music Teacher Educators Symposium, International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, ASTA National Conference and at several state MEA conferences. She is also an active orchestra festival clinician and is a faculty advisor for CU-Boulder’s Middle School Ensemble Program. Margaret currently serves on the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music EducationJournal of Music Teacher Education, and String Research Journaleditorial boards and on the National ASTA Executive Board as chair of the Content Development and ASTA Mentor Program committees.

In her free time, Margaret enjoys hiking, canoeing, and camping with her husband Greg and children Colin, Connor and Catherine. She also enjoys reading historical fiction and learning about various fiddling traditions (most recently Celtic and jazz).

View Dr. Berg's Curriculum Vitae