Dr. Kristin Turner - Viola


Dr. Kristin Turner has had a varied career in music and music education. She taught strings/orchestra in the public schools of Tacoma Washington for thirty-one years and worked for the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association as a section coach, personnel manager, and conductor for 16 years, before attending the Ohio State University to earn a Ph.D. in music education. 


 Dr. Turner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Western Washington University, a Master of Music from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She taught for a year and a half at Arizona State University before joining the music education faculty at Ball State University School of Music in the fall of 2001. At Ball State University, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in music education and supervised field experiences and student teachers. She was primarily responsible for string/orchestra education at Ball State. She also conducted the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana, and advised the BSU student chapter of the American String Teacher Association (ASTA.) She is Past President of the Indiana chapter of ASTA, chaired the 2006 National ASTA Conference, served on the ASTA National Board from 2007 – 2010, and was chair of the ASTA Collegiate Roundtable from 2010 – 2012.


After retiring from Ball State University in May 2011, Kristin moved to Timonium, MD to be closer to her grandchildren. Since moving to Maryland, Kristin has continued to be active in music by serving as an adjudicator for the Fairfax (Virginia) County School District Performance Assessments, conducting the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra, and playing viola in the Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra.