Steering Committee


Erin K. Bennett, DMA, NCTM, is associate professor of piano and piano pedagogy and keyboard area coordinator at the University of North Florida. During summers, she teaches at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Diana Dumlavwalla, DMA, NCTM, is on faculty at Florida State University’s College of Music as associate professor of piano pedagogy. She serves as an examiner for the Royal Conservatory and has performed across three continents.
Chan Kiat Lim, DMA, NCTM, is professor of piano at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where he was named the 2015 Distinguished Professor. Recipient of the Louisiana MTA Outstanding Teacher Award, Lim is the co-author of eNovativePiano.
Andrea McAlister, DMA, NCTM, is professor of piano pedagogy at Oberlin College. She is director of digital programming for the Frances Clark Center, senior editor for Piano Magazine and a member of the Yamaha Master Educators.
J. P. Murphy, DMA, NCTM, is assistant professor of piano and piano pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma where he teaches applied piano and graduate piano pedagogy.
Peter Mack, DMA, NCTM, is MTNA's president. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he now makes his home in Seattle, Washington. The winner of several international piano competitions, he is in high demand as a performer, teacher, adjudicator, conference artist and clinician.
Gary Ingle , DMA, is MTNA's 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.