Victor Ellsworth joined the UALR music department in 1997 and is currently a part-time adjunct teaching studio string lessons, coaching string chamber music, and conducting the UALR Community Orchestra which he formed in 1998,. He is a string instrument and music education specialist with a background in both public school and university music education programs. He taught for 13 years in public schools in New York and Wisconsin and has been a faculty member at Florida State University and an administrator as well as faculty member at Bowling Green State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His primary instrument is the double bass with professional experiences primarily in orchestral ensembles including The Fort Worth, Symphony and Opera, Syracuse Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Toledo Symphony and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He served as the Reviews Editor of the American String Teacher Magazine and has published research concerned with music and academic enhancement programs for disadvantaged inner-city junior and senior high school students. He has music education degrees from the University of North Texas, the Eastman School of Music and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Wisconsin at Madison.