Dr. Dijana Ihas serves as an Associate Professor of Music Education at Pacific University in Oregon where she teaches courses in music education and conducts the university orchestra. She is a regular presenter on string pedagogy and string education topics at state, regional, and national conferences. Dr. Ihas’ research interests include qualitative and mixed-methods explorations of mentoring and undergraduate research, as well as historical explorations of string pedagogy.
Her publications appeared in the American String Teacher (AST) journal, Journal of String Research, and Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Quarterly, among others.
Dr. Ihas’ educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in music performance – Viola (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina), a Master of Fine Arts in Performance – Viola (University of California Irvine), a Master of Music in Music Education (University of Arizona), a PhD in Music Education (University of Oregon), and the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Orchestral Conducting (Messiah College, Pennsylvania).