Julie Along Carr received a Bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and a Master’s degree
from the University of Kansas. She taught junior and senior high strings in the Cortland City
Schools for twenty-seven years and served as the curriculum leader for the music department for eleven
years. She currently teaches the junior string education majors at Ithaca College.
Mrs. Carr is an All-State certified adjudicator, guest conductor, past New York State School Music
Association string chairperson and currently serves as the Zone 3 representative. She is the
treasurer for NY- ASTA with NSOA. As member of the NYS Academy for Teaching and Learning, she is
committed to the development of music curricula and served as a co-facilitator for the academy’s
Peer Review conferences.
In May, 1999 Mrs. Carr received the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra Outstanding Music Educator’s
Award and in May, 2001 she was named the Cortland Rotary Club Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
She maintains a private studio and performs with the Ovation String Quartet.
Mrs. Carr is a firm believer that it is the process of teaching that leads to knowledge, achievement
and a positive self-concept in students. Music is not only a content area, but also an art that
allows for personal expression and development of the whole child.