MTNA e-Journal Editorial Commitee

Linda Essick Cockey, NCTM, Chair
Salisbury University
Salibury, Maryland

Linda Essick Cockey, NCTM, is professor and chair of the department of music at Sailsbury University in Maryland, teaches piano, music history and a wellness in performance course. She holds a DMA degree from The Catholic University of America, where she studied piano with Thomas Mastroianni and pedagogy with Barbara English Maris. She has authored numerous publications on musical topics, presented papers for several national organizations and is an active performer.

Michelle Conda

Michelle Conda
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Cincinnati, Ohio

Michelle Conda is keyboard division head at the 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. 

John Ellis

John Ellis
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

John Ellis is assistant professor of piano and director of graduate studies in piano pedagogy at the University of Michigan. He is in demand as a recitalist, master class clinician, adjudicator and lecturer.

Susie Garcia

Susanna Garcia
University of Louisiana
Lafayette, Louisiana

Susanna Garcia, NCTM, is keyboard coordinator at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where she teaches piano, pedagogy and group piano. She holds the Girard Endowed Professorship in Music and was the 2001 recipient of the UL Distinguished Professor Award.

Jody Graves

Jody Graves
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Washington

Jody Graves, NCTM, maintains an active performing career in the United States and abroad. Graves is also a frequent public speaker, presenter and is currently associate professor of piano at Eastern Washington University in Washington State.

Paola Savvidou

Paola Savvidou
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Paola Savvidou serves as Wellness Initiative Program manager and adjunct lecturer in music (piano) at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. She frequently presents research on the intersection of wellness and piano pedagogy and has received Article of the Year awards from the American Music Teacher and the MTNA e-Journal.