BettyAnne Gottlieb is Assistant Professor of Music Education (Strings) at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Music Education. She has over 10 years of experience teaching in the public schools and university-affiliated music programs including two preparatory orchestras at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition, Ms. Gottlieb teaches private and group Suzuki lessons, frequently serves as a guest clinician and adjudicator for various school and youth orchestras in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, and is a faculty member at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp.
Pursuing her interests in conducting and string pedagogy, Ms. Gottlieb has traveled to Iowa, Norway, Japan, and Austria for additional training. Her conducting mentors and instructors include Gary Ciepluch, Marvin Rabin, William LaRue Jones, Robert Culver, Henry Charles Smith, Raphael Jimenez and Leon Gregorian. Ms. Gottlieb received degrees in music education from Case Western Reserve University, VanderCook College of Music, and is currently ABD in her doctoral studies at Michigan State University. Prior to her doctoral studies at Michigan State University, Ms. Gottlieb taught elementary strings, band and general music in Solon, OH, and conducted the Beginning and Preparatory Orchestras at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Most recently, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas.
Ms. Gottlieb’s research interests include democratic learning environments, sociology in music, identity formation, healthy musicianship, music teacher preparation, and the nature and meaning of music for beginning instrumentalists. Ms. Gottlieb has presented her research at such conferences as the American String Teachers Association National Conference, Michigan Music Conference (Grand Rapids, MI), Biennial Colloquium for Teachers of Instrumental Music Methods (Mt. Sterling, OH), Symposium for Music Teacher Education (Greensboro, NC), and Narrative Inquiries in Music Education (Tempe, AZ). Ms. Gottlieb coauthored an article entitled “Eminence in music education research as measured in the New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning,” published in a recent edition of the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.