BettyAnne Gottlieb is Assistant Professor of Music Education (Strings) at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. She teaches courses focused on string pedagogy, teacher preparation, and technology integration. Her research interests include democratic learning environments, healthy musicianship, and the nature and meaning of music for beginning instrumentalists. Her current research activities include forming and directing the Cincinnati New Horizons Orchestra – a program that provides beginning and intermediate string instruction to adults in a group setting. Dr. Gottlieb is active with the American String Teachers Association and the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She has taught in the public schools and university-affiliated music programs in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Arkansas, and serves regularly as a guest clinician and adjudicator for regional, district and state string festivals. Dr. Gottlieb is Suzuki trained, performs regularly in regional orchestras and spends portions of her summers teaching at Blue Lake Suzuki Camp and Interlochen.