Dr. Craig Resta


Contact Information

[email protected]


Streetsboro, Ohio

Early Music Skills & Interests

Rebec, Vielle, Viola, Violin

Early Music Affiliations


Craig Resta holds degrees from the University of Maryland College Park, Indiana University, and Baylor University. His principal violin teachers include Kevin Lawrence, Stanley Ritchie, and Davis Brooks; research and performance practice mentors are Marie McCarthy, Thomas Binkley, and Harry Elzinga. His performing opportunities encompass programs at The Round Top Festival, The Berkeley and Boston Early Music Festivals, and The Bloomington and Washington Early Music Festivals. Concert and workshop appearances have been in Texas, Indiana, California, Ohio, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Utah, Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey; and abroad in Switzerland, Germany, and China. In addition to his work with Bernardus, he is a regular member of the medieval ensemble, Armonia Nova. Also a string pedagogue, Dr. Resta is currently Professor of Music Education at Kent State University, where he teaches undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in string pedagogy, pre-service music teacher education, research practices, and music education foundational studies.


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