Victor Ellsworth, Ph.D.
Dr. Victor Ellsworth, specialist in string instrument and orchestra music education, has enjoyed a lifetime of conducting and teaching in public schools and at the university level. He has taught in New York, Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Arkansas from third grade string classes to doctoral students in education. His public school orchestra and string ensembles never earned less than a first-division each time they competed from local to state competitions. He has performed professionally as a double bass player in orchestras ranging from the Milwaukee Symphony to the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and as a studio musician for WHA Public Radio and Television at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Additionally, he has presented research and clinics about string teaching and the string bass nationally and internationally from the International Society of Music Education at Helsinki, Finland to the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic held annually in Chicago, Illinois. He currently divides his time between the University of Arkansas at Little Rock conducting the UALR Community Orchestra, coaching chamber music for strings and teaching studio lessons to teaching string instrumental music education courses at Arkansas Tech University. Dr. Ellsworth was Chair of Music Education at Bowling Green State University and recently completed twelve years as Chair of the Music Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.