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Ted Schlosberg


Adjunct Instructor of Music (Strings)

Ed.D. in Creative Arts, Rutgers University
M.M. in Orchestral Instrument Study and Conducting from Trenton State College (TCNJ)
B.A. in Music Education  from Trenton State College (TCNJ)

Dr. Ted Schlosberg is an Adjunct Instructor of Music Education and currently teaches:

  • MUS 127: String Techniques

 An introductory applied music course for music majors who learn to play violin, viola, cello and string bass.  As part of the course, students are trained to perform as  a soloist and in an ensemble. The course ends with a string orchestra composed of students in the class.

Founder and Executive Director of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, Dr. Schlosberg  holds a BA and an MM from Trenton State College, and an Ed.D. in Creative Arts from Rutgers University. His doctoral dissertation was entitled “A Study of  Beginning Level  Violin Education of Ivan Galamian, Kato Havas,  and Shinichi Suzuki as Compared to the Carl Flesch  Method.”

Having studied privately on many musical instruments and voice, he is proficient in teaching and performing on most band and orchestral instruments, and conducting band, orchestra, chorus and small ensembles. He has taught instruments to students from ages 3 to 95 for the past 53 years.

Dr. Schlosberg began his career teaching music in the Plainfield Public School District in 1960. In 1967, he joined the Westfield Public Schools, where he remained until 1996, when he retired to devote full time to the growth and development of NJWA,   a dynamic, non-profit arts organization, initiated in 1972, which offers both children and adults many opportunities to explore their creativity through instruction and performance.

Dr. Schlosberg, a past member of the Board of Trustees of The String Teachers Association of New Jersey, Dr. Schlosberg founded and directed many string orchestras in several school systems and in the community.  He initiated and directed the  first Viola Orchestra in New Jersey, which performed at the NJ State Teachers Convention.  He also initiated the 1st. Region II Intermediate Symphony Orchestra and was selected as conductor at its debut performance.  Presently, he teaches violin in various extension programs of the NJWA.

A  professional French hornist and alphornist, Dr. Schlosberg has performed commercials for Ricola , USA. He has  played  the alphorn at the UN through an  invitation of the Swiss Mission to the United States and  has also appeared on TV. Recently he was invited, by the Consulate General of Switzerland, to perform at the landing ceremony to welcome the first solar powered  airplane, the Solar Impulse, to New York’s JFK  airport.

Dr. Schlosberg is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, among them the coveted Faith in Westfield Award given by the Westfield Chamber of Commerce, the Community in Action Award given by Nat West Bank, the Westfield Historical Society Award for Contributions in the Arts and  the International Templars Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Arts. In 2009, he was the recipient of the TCNJ Music Department Distinguished Music Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Music.

A lifetime member of the NJEA, Dr. Schlosberg also holds membership in the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), the Federation of Musicians, Local 16, the National Association for Music Education (MENC) and Discover Jersey Arts.

For additional information about Dr.  Ted Schlosberg, view his profile, administrative background,  and professional accomplishments on  Click on About Us and then on Director.