Matthew Stensrud

Chair, Alexandria Commission for the Arts
Elementary Music Teacher, Fairfax County Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia

Matthew Stensrud is currently in his seventh year teaching kindergarten through fifth grade general music at Annandale Terrace Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia. He received his Master of Music Education from George Mason University and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Matthew also serves as Chair of the City of Alexandria's Commission for the Arts, and serves on advocacy committees for the Association for the Supervision and Curriculum Development and the National Association for Music Education and is an Orff Schulwerk approved Teacher Educator of Movement. Matthew frequently writes about and presents workshops on elementary music, classroom management and local arts advocacy and was a key content contributor to the book Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE and Other Special Areas. This past summer, he served on the communications team of The Education Trust. He lives with his husband in Alexandria, VA.