Degrees and Certifications:
Advanced Graduate Certificate; Higher Education Administration, Stony Brook University (2013), Ph.D.; Music Education, The University of Arizona (2012), M.S.Ed.; Music Education, Hofstra University (2007), M.A.; Music History & Literature, Long Island University: C.W. Post Campus (2005), B.S.; Music, Adelphi University (2003). Certifications: West Virginia Professional Teaching Certificate: Music (PK-AD) Professional Memberships: American String Teachers Association National Association for Music Education West Virginia Music Educators Association
Dr. Sturm has been teaching in Berkeley County since 2013. She is a 2012 graduate of The University of Arizona earning a Ph.D. in Music Education with a minor in Orchestral Conducting. She holds degrees from Stony Brook University (Advanced Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration, 2013), Hofstra University (MSEd in Music Education, 2007, with honors), Long Island University, C.W. Post (MS in Music History & Literature, 2005) and Adelphi University (Music, 2003, cum laude). While in Arizona, Dr. Sturm served as the director of the UA String Project, a musical outreach program for local Tucson children ages 3-14.
As a performer, Dr. Sturm has served as principal viola in the Hofstra Opera Orchestra and Hofstra Symphony Orchestra as well as co-principal viola of the CW Post Symphony Orchestra. She has also sat as principal 2nd violin of the CW Post Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Sturm has participated in several master classes with the Shanghai String Quartet and members of the NY Philharmonic.
When she is not teaching, Dr. Sturm enjoys hiking, reading, biking, cooking, visiting museums (especially Civil War Battlefields!), and golfing. She also on staff at Spring Mills Middle School and Spring Mills High School.