Dr. Karin Hendricks

Cello Teacher

Karin Hendricks

SAA Member

Karin Hendricks is Assistant Professor of Music Education at Boston University, with previous appointments at Ball State University and the University of Illinois. At the university level, she has taught courses in music education, research, sociology and psychology of music, string pedagogy, and alternative approaches to music education. She earned a B.M. in Cello Performance, Oberlin Conservatory; a B.A. in German Studies, Oberlin College; M.A. in Music Education, Brigham Young University; and a PhD in Music Education, University of Illinois. She has conducted research in music education psychology and early childhood string pedagogy, with a particular focus in motivation and ability development.

Dr. Hendricks has presented workshops at national and international conferences, and published papers in the American Suzuki Journal; American String Teacher; Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education; International Journal of Music Education: Research; International Journal of Education and the Arts; Research Studies in Music Education; Philosophy of Music Education Review; Psychology of Music; String Teachers Cookbook; and Teaching Music through Performance in Orchestra (Vol. 3). She has served in a variety of service capacities, including as Orchestra Vice-President for the Utah Music Educators Association, on the Editorial Board for the American String Teacher, Advisory Board for the Music Educators Journal, Advocacy Standing Committee for the International Society of Music Education, and as Co-Chair of the International Symposium for Research on Talent Education. She is currently President-Elect of Indiana ASTA.

Dr. Hendricks has collaborated in education projects with several international soloists and chamber ensembles, including the Arianna, Cavani, Daedalus, Fry Street, Miro, and Pacifica Quartets; and the Jacques Thibaud Trio. At Oberlin, she was a scholarship student of Peter Rejto and Catharina Meints. She has also received music performance training from such artists as John Williams, Hugh Wolff, Anner Bylsma, Roland Vamos, Michael Debost, Robert McDonald, Sharon Robinson, and the Beaux Arts Trio.

Before moving to the collegiate level, Dr. Hendricks enjoyed a successful public school orchestra career for 13 years in Utah and Idaho. She was named the 2008 “Secondary Teacher of the Year” for the Utah Chapter of the American String Teachers Association, 2005 “Teacher of the Year” at Logan High School in Utah, and was a 2003 recipient of the United States Presidential Scholar Teacher Recognition Award, presented by First Lady Laura Bush. She has served as an orchestra clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States and has maintained a private string studio for 29 years, with students receiving state and national honors.