Mr. Kellenberger’s Education:
- D.M.A. Violin Performance and Literature, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- M. M. Violin Performance and Literature, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- B.M. Violin Performance, Wichita State University
More about Mr. Kellenberger:
Ned Kellenberger serves as concert master of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and previously as concertmaster with the Wichita State University Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia International Music Festival Orchestra. He also is associate concertmaster of the Suprima Chamber Orchestra, which in 2012 was invited to perform at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Glazunov Hall for XII International Conservatory Week, and in 2014 to Bargemusic in Brooklyn, New York for two performances.
In 2011, Ned performed at Carnegie Hall with the Wichita State University Symphony Orchestra. He also reached the finals at the Conrad Wolff-Ilse Bing Chamber Music Competition as a member of the endowed Walenta String Quartet at Wichita State University. Ned has extensive ensemble experience, playing at such venues as the Altes Rathaus and Odeon Theatre in Vienna, Lincoln Center’s Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Canyon Wren Recital Hall, and the Mann Center in Philadelphia. As winner of the Overland Park Orchestra Youth Talent Competition and finalist in the Delta Symphony Concerto Competition, Ned Kellenberger has gained recognition and experience as a soloist.
While at Wichita State University, Ned studied string pedagogy with renowned teacher and former American String Teacher Association president Jacquelyn Dillon, co-author of the pedagogical book series Strictly Strings. Since, Ned has taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced students ages 3 to 75, and currently maintains a studio at B&J Music (Danville, IL). Recently he took a position at Illinois College, where he is an adjunct professor of violin. Ned has undergone Suzuki training with Ronda Cole and Susan Kempter and incorporates Suzuki principles into his teaching.
Ned is an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, a medically proven technique which assists in understanding the usage and mechanics of the body. Having dealt with muscle strain and tendonitis in the past, Ned is passionate about helping fellow musicians and his students avoid repeated stress injuries and maintain physical health. He graduated from the teacher training course of Alex and Joan Murray, who serve as key international exponents of the Alexander Technique.
Ned Completed both a Doctor of Music Arts degree and a Master’s degree with Megan Freivogel and the Jupiter String Quartet at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He studied for his Bachelor’s in Music at Wichita State with Nancy Luttrell, Alla Aranovskaya, and the St. Petersburg String Quartet.