Steering Committee


Michelle Conda is professor of piano and coordinator of secondary piano and piano pedagogy at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, co-founder of the National Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy forum and an associate editor for Clavier Companion magazine.

Courtney Crappell, NCTM, is the director of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, where he serves as professor of piano and piano pedagogy. He holds a DMA degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Barbara Fast, NCTM, is professor of piano pedagogy and keyboard department chair at the University of Oklahoma, where she coordinates the group piano program and teaches graduate and undergraduate piano pedagogy. She is co-founder of the National GP3 Forum.
Andrea McAlister, NCTM, is professor of piano pedagogy at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She has presented at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference and the International Conference on Sociology of Music Education.
Tom Pearsall, NCTM, is professor of group piano and pedagogy at Georgia Southern University. A past president of GMTA, he serves on the GP3 executive committee.
Lisa Zdechlik, NCTM, is the Fred Fox Endowed Chair for Music Studies at the University of Arizona, where she teaches group piano and piano pedagogy. She has presented at international and national conferences.
MTNA President Karen Thickstun, NCTM, teaches piano pedagogy at Butler University and directs the Butler Community Arts School. She holds degrees in music, economics and business.
Gary Ingle (ex officio) is MTNA executive director & CEO. A former college professor, administrator and conductor, Ingle holds a DMA degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in music at Samford University.