Joanna Steinhauser

Crescendo Fiddlers / Community String Orchestra

Dr. Joanna Steinhauser is a devoted violinist and educator residing in Kalamazoo, Michigan since 2010.   A teaching artist at Crescendo Academy of Music in Kalamazoo and The Citadel Music and Dance Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan, she teaches private violin lessons to students of all ages and levels and is the director of the Crescendo Fiddlers.  An Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at Kalamazoo College, she teaches several courses and violin students, and serves as the concertmaster of the Kalamazoo Philharmonia.  She plays in the first violin section of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and as a soloist, Dr. Steinhauser has performed locally and internationally in Michigan, Louisiana, Missouri, West Virginia, Georgia, Spain, and France.

Dr. Steinhauser earned a D.M.A. at Louisiana State University, M.M. at Michigan State University, and B.A. at Kalamazoo College.  She began her violin studies at the age of 5 with Dr. Ulrich Bauman, and thereafter studied with Dr. Barry Ross, Renata Knific, Dmitry Berlinsky, Scott Flavin, Kevork Mardirossian, and Espen Lillenslåtten.  Listen and read more about Joanna at