Amber Peterson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Music, Kilmer Chair for Strings Education
Email Address
(620) 229-6113

B.A. in Music Education, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
M.M. in Music Education, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 
Ph.D. in Music Education, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Amber Dahlén Peterson is an Assistant Professor of Music and the Mazie Barnett Kilmer Chair for Strings Education at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. Through this position, she conducts the South Kansas Symphony, coaches the Williams String Quartet, and teaches violin, viola, music theory and music education courses. Dr. Peterson completed her Ph.D. in Music Education at Case Western Reserve University and also holds music education degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Prior to beginning her doctorate, she taught orchestra in Moline, Illinois, teaching at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Her work has appeared in American String Teacher, Contributions to Music Education, and Arts Education Policy Review. She has presented sessions for state music education conferences in Ohio, Iowa, and Illinois, as well national conferences of the American String Teachers Association, the American Educational Research Association, the Symposium on Music Teacher Education, and the National Association for Music Education. ​

Amber Peterson, Ph.D.
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