Martin Norgaard is Assistant Professor of Music Education at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is the author of ten jazz string method books for Mel Bay Publications including Jazz Fiddle Wizard
and Jazz Fiddle/Viola/Cello Wizard Junior
and the composer of several string orchestra pieces for The FJH Music Company and Alfred Music Publishing. His most recent research, a qualitative investigation of the cognitive processes underlying improvisation, appears in the Journal of Research in Music Education
. Dr. Norgaard is a frequent clinician at state, national, and international conventions such as Singapore International String Conference, The Midwest Clinic, MENC and TMEA, and currently serves on the national board of American String Teachers Association as Member-at-Large. Check out his web site at JazzFiddleWizard.com.