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.

Laura Amoriello

Laura Amoriello, NCTM
Ithaca College
Ithaca, New York

Laura Amoriello joined the Ithaca College faculty as Assistant Professor of Piano in Fall 2015. She previously served as adjunct assistant professor of piano at Westminster Choir College of Rider University from 2004 to 2015.

Michelle Conda

Michelle Conda, NCTM
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 associate 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.

Cathy Kautsky

Catherine Kautsky 
Lawrence University
Appleton, Wisconsin

Catherine Kautsky, keyboard chair at Lawrence University, has performed on all continents and is the author of Debussy’s Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque. She has won the Lawrence Excellence in Teaching Award and holds a named professorship.

Paola Savvidou

Paola Savvidou, NCTM
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.

Ken Williams

Kenneth Williams
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Kenneth Williams, associate professor, directs the graduate programs in piano pedagogy and coordinates the class piano program at Ohio State University. He received the 2002 AMT Article of the Year Award.