Presenters





Mijung An
holds degrees from Texas State University (MM) and Ewha Womans University (BM), which included extensive studies in piano performance/pedagogy. She works at the Orpheus Academy of Music in Austin, Texas, as piano faculty. Session: Repertoire Recital


Clara Boyett
, NCTM, is a doctoral student in piano performance and pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma. She studies piano with Igor Lipinski and pedagogy with Jane Magrath and Barbara Fast. Poster Session: Developing Confident Performers: The Pre-College Teacher And Performance Anxiety


David Cartledge, NCTM, is associate professor at Indiana University Bloomington, teaching piano literature and directing the secondary piano program. A performer and scholar, he is co-director of the summer Indiana University Piano Academy. Lightning Talk: Intrapreneurship And College Group Piano


Sujung Cho
, pianist, performs with Jacob Clark as Duo Korusa. Dedicated to performing new and unusual works for piano duet, they are both piano faculty at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Session: Repertoire Recital


Chee Hyeon Choi
, NCTM, is instructor of music in residence at Bradley University, where she teaches keyboard skills, applied lessons and piano literature. Choi is the Illinois State Collegiate Chapters chair and also chairs the state MTNA Junior Competitions. Session: Repertoire Recital


Grace Choi, is instructor of piano at Greenville University. She has presented at the 2017 McGill Music Graduate Symposium in Montreal, Canada and the 38th International European Piano Teachers Association Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. Poster Session: Encouraging Improvisation Through 18th-Century Performance Practice In Collegiate Class Piano


Valerie Cisler, NCTM, DMA, MTNA FOUNDATION Fellow, is dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She previously was professor of piano/piano pedagogy and chair of music and performing arts at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Plenary Session: Administrator Panel Presentation; Q & A Town Hall Meeting


Jacob Clark, pianist, performs with Sujung Cho as Duo Korusa. Dedicated to performing new and unusual works for piano duet, they are both piano faculty at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Session: Repertoire Recital


Hayden Coie, NCTM, is currently a graduate teaching assistant pursuing a master’s degree in piano pedagogy and performance at Baylor University. He studies piano with Terry Lynn Hudson and pedagogy with Lesley McAllister. Poster Session: Breaking The Mold: Teaching Impressionistic Music To Elementary And Intermediate Piano Students

Michelle Conda, NCTM, is keyboard division head at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she chairs the secondary piano and pedagogy departments. She is a co-founder of the National Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum. Rotation Session: Journals—Not Just For Writing


Vanessa Cornett
, NCTM, is the director of keyboard studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. An international clinician and performance coach, her research focuses on mindfulness and the psychology of peak performance. Plenary Session: Nailing Jell-O To A Tree: Centering The Distracted Student


Courtney Crappell, NCTM, was recently appointed director of Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, where he previously taught piano and piano pedagogy and coordinated the class piano program. He holds a DMA degree from the University of Oklahoma. Rotation Session: Going Mental: Practicing Effective Processes In Piano Pedagogy


Margarita Denenburg, NCTM, DMA, is an assistant professor of keyboard studies at Heidelberg University. She’s an active performer, educator and researcher and has had articles published in American Music Teacher and Clavier Companion. Lightning Talk: Class Piano Motivational Project


Diana Dumlavwalla is on faculty at Florida State University’s College of Music as assistant professor of piano pedagogy. She serves as an examiner for the Royal Conservatory and has performed across three continents. Rotation Session: Introducing Online Teaching To Your Piano Pedagogy Students


Jackie Edwards-Henry is associate professor of piano and piano pedagogy at Mississippi State University. She holds a BS degree from William Jewell College, an MM degree from the University of Illinois and a PhD from the University of Oklahoma. Lightning Talk: The Win/Win Of Pedagogy Practice Teaching With Adult Beginning Group Piano


Olivia Ellis, NCTM, is assistant professor of music at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee where she teaches piano, pedagogy and music theory. She holds a DMA degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. Lightning Talk: Practice Power: Increasing Learning Efficiency With Practice Journals


Carol Gingerich is a professor at the University of West Georgia, where she teaches applied, collaborative and class piano, pedagogy and keyboard literature. She has given recitals and presentations in Europe, Canada and the US. Poster Session: Beyond “Piano Proficiency”: Creative Connections To Meaning And Motivation In Class Piano


Meg “Marta” Gray, PhD, is on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and Dance, where, she teaches piano pedagogy and musicianship, and coordinates both the undergraduate keyboard skills program. Plenary Sessions: Administrator Panel Presentation; Q & A Town Hall Meeting


Rachel Hahn, NCTM, is a doctoral student and coordinator of group piano at the University of Missouri. An active performer, teacher and researcher, her interests include piano curriculum development, non-profit music pedagogy and higher education. Lightning Talk: Adapting Teaching Strategies For The 21st Century: Applying Flipped Classroom Practices In Undergraduate Group Piano


Grace Huang, NCTM, was formerly on the faculties of the Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Georgia and Millikin University. She is an active teacher, performer, clinician and adjudicator, and owns an independent studio in Athens, Georgia. Session: Repertoire Recital


Ivan Hurd teaches piano, pedagogy and class piano at the University of Texas-San Antonio. His work has been featured at MTNA and NCKP. He holds a DMA in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. Lightning Talk: Strategies To Encourage Group Piano Students To Go Beyond The Notes


Hyae-jin Hwang joined the faculty of Southern Methodist University in the fall of 2017. Hwang received both master’s and doctoral degrees in piano pedagogy and performance from the University of Michigan. Session: Repertoire Recital


Yuan Jiang, a PhD student in piano pedagogy at Florida State University, is the vice president of FSU Collegiate Chapter of MTNA. She received an MM degree in piano pedagogy from Texas Christian University. Poster Session: Perceptions Of Student Teaching In The Piano Pedagogy Practicum


Kangwoo Jin is currently a doctoral candidate and Collins Fellow in piano performance and pedagogy under the guidance of Christopher Taylor and Jessica Johnson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lightning Talk: Searching For Korean Musical Heritage: Korean Pedagogical Repertoire For The Intermediate Piano Student


Noa Kageyama, a performance psychologist, is on the faculty of the Juilliard School and New World Symphony. Formerly a violinist with degrees from Oberlin and Juilliard, Kageyama specializes in teaching musicians how to perform up to their full abilities under pressure. Plenary Sessions: Beating Anxiety; Optimizing Focus For Peak Performance


E. L. Lancaster, NCTM,is executive editor, piano, for Alfred Music and a faculty member at California State University Northridge, where he teachers group piano and keyboard literature. Lancaster was the founder of the graduate piano pedagogy program at the University of Oklahoma. Plenary Session: Administrator Panel Presentation; Q&A Town Hall Meeting


Kyoo Hye Lim, pianist, has appeared on concert stage in France, Italy, Spain, Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, USA and Canada. She currently teaches piano and piano pedagogy at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Session: Repertoire Recital


Zhong Bei Lin serves as lecturer of keyboard studies at Columbus State University. She is a graduate of Florida State University and Arizona State University. Her primary teachers include Heidi Louise Williams and Walter Cosand. Session: Repertoire Recital


Scott D. Lipscomb is director of the School of Music and Dance at San Diego State University. His primary areas of research interest include integration of technology in the music classroom, interactive instructional media development, and multimedia cognition. Plenary Sessions: The Maze of Arts Administration: Rising to the Challenges and Taking Advantage of the Opportunities in the Current Climate of Higher Education; Q & A Town Hall Meeting


Chris Madden is assistant professor of piano pedagogy at Texas Woman’s University. In addition to performing throughout the United States and Italy, he has presented research at national conferences such as NCKP, GP3, and MTNA. Lightning Talk: Diverse Skills For Diverse Populations: Cultivating Piano Proficiency In Music Therapy Students


Brianna Matzke, NCTM, is a pianist based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently a professor at Wilmington College, she has also taught at Oberlin College, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Thomas More College and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Poster Session: Collegiate Group Piano Courses For Non-Music Majors: Results Of A National Survey


Lesley McAllister, NCTM, DMA, is associate professor of piano at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Author of The Balanced Musician: Integrating Mind and Body for Peak Performance, she teaches a performer wellness course and directs the pedagogy program. Lightning Talk: Integrating Wellness Into Pedagogy Coursework


Pamela D. Pike, NCTM, is the Barineau Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University and author of the book Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching. She has published extensively in music journals and regularly presents pedagogy workshops for teachers. Lightning Talk: In Their Own Words: Student Beliefs About Group-Piano Activities That Improved Their Technique, Musicianship And Communication Skills


Michael Rushing is associate professor of music at Mississippi College where he oversees the master of music in piano pedagogy degree program and directs the Taylor School community music program. Lightning Talk: The IMSLP Intermediate Piano Repertoire Project


Justine Sasanfar is assistant professor of piano pedagogy at Wichita State University. She is passionate about functional piano skills and creating opportunities for students to grow in their competence and confidence with these unique skills. Lightning Talk: Choral Accompanying 101: Creating Applied Learning Opportunities For College Pianists In The Choral Rehearsal


Cindy Tseng, NCTM, earned a PhD degree in piano pedagogy at University of Oklahoma. Her dissertation research focused on flow experiences in the collegiate group piano classroom. Tseng is assistant professor at Los Angeles Harbor College. Rotation Session: Student And Teacher Flow Experiences In Group Piano


Michelle Wachter, DMA, is lecturer of class piano at Northern Arizona University. She serves on the editorial board of Piano Pedagogy Forum and is editor of the 2013 and 2015 Proceedings of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Lightning Talk: Using Pop Songs To Foster Creativity And Musicianship In Collegiate Group Piano Classes


Lynn Worcester, NCTM, serves as assistant professor of piano, keyboard area coordinator at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Baylor University and California State University, Fullerton. Lightning Talk: 10-Item Checklist For Teaching Technique In The Group Piano Classroom.


Cicilia Yudha, NCTM, has presented at Ohio MTA and CMS Regional and National conferences. She also has performed and given master classes across the United States and Southeast Asia. Yudha has been on the faculty at Youngstown State University since 2012. Session: Repertoire Recital