Teaching Experience

Montreat College, Montreat NC:

  • Full-time temporary music faculty appointment for 2018-2019
  • Adjunct faculty:   2017-2018
  • Part-time pro rata faculty: 2012-2017
  • Professor of Music, with tenure: 2007 – 2012
  • Associate Professor of Music, with tenure: 2001-2007
  • Assistant Professor of Music: 1996 – 2001

Courses taughtApplied Piano, Piano Literature I & II,  Advanced Piano Literature I & II,  Keyboard Pedagogy I & II,  Music Theory I, II, III, IV,  18th Century Counterpoint, Form and Analysis, Beginning Class Piano,  Introduction to Music,  Art and Aesthetics (SPAS), Music Performance Seminar,  Music Business Seminar.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana PA:

  • Assistant Professor of Music (sabbatical replacement): 1995-96

Courses taught: Music Theory II and III; Music Theory Skills III; Introduction to Music

Tabor College/Bethel College KS

  • Assistant Professor of Music (full-time sabbatical replacement): 1991-92

Courses taught: Music Theory I and II,   Piano Pedagogy and Literature III;  Class Piano for music majors;  Applied Piano (including piano majors)

Grove City College, PA: Adjunct Instructor, 1994-95: Applied Piano

Carnegie Mellon University Preparatory School, PA: Instructor, 1994-95: Applied and Class Piano

Sterling College, KS: Adjunct Instructor, 1992-93: Music Theory I; Class Piano; Applied Piano (including majors)

Hutchinson Community College, KS: Adjunct Instructor, 1992-93; Class Piano I and II for non-majors; Class Piano for “College at 60” program

Crown College (formerly St. Paul Bible College), MN: Adjunct Professor, 1988-90: Class Piano for music majors (proficiency);  Applied Piano

University of Indianapolis, IN: Adjunct Instructor, 1986-88; 

  • Adjunct Instructor, 1986-88; Music Theory Skills III and IV;  Music Fundamentals;  Applied Piano
  • Head of piano program for the University of Indianapolis preparatory school, 1984-88; taught 30-45 students (private and almost weekly group lessons)

University of Kansas, KS: Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1990-91; Class Piano for music majors and non-majors; administrative assistant to supervisor

University of Minnesota, MN: Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1988-90; Class Piano for music majors (piano proficiency);  Class Piano for non-majors; Applied Piano; ensemble coaching

Private Studio and Community Studios: Piano Instructor, 1970-1985; 25-45 students

Administrative Experience

Montreat College, Montreat NC:

  • Director of Music Programs, 2008-10
  • Acting Director of Music Programs, 2006
  • Chair of the Fine Arts Department and Director of Music Programs, 2001-05

Professional Organizations and Activities

Presentation of Papers (lecture-recitals)

  • Ruth Crawford [Seeger] Conference, Elmhurst College, Chicago IL  (November 10-11, 2001)[culmination of 2001 Summer Faculty Scholarship Grant; also received ACA Travel Grant]
  • The (Sonneck) Society for American Music, Twenty-Fourth National Conference, Kansas City  MO. (February 18-22, 1998)  [received ACA Travel Award for this trip]
  • The College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Annual Spring Conference, Winthrop University. (March 27, 1998)
  • Scripps College Symposium on Women in Music, Claremont CA  (October 27-29, 1995)
  • Fourth Festival of Women Composers, Indiana U. of Pennsylvania   (March 20-23, 1996)

Adjudication (Piano competitions)

  • Appalachian Music Teachers’ Association  at ETSU, April 20, 2013; April 23, 2016, April 22, 2017, April 21, 2018
  • Asheville Piano Competition at Mars Hill College, May 6, 2017
  • Charlotte Piano Teachers’ Forum at Queens University March 14, 2009 (Senior Div.); March 13, 2010 (Junior Div.), March 7, 2015 (Junior Div.)
  • Foothills Piano Teachers’ Forum, at Gardner-Webb University (Festival adjudication), March 7, 2009; March 6, 2010
  • Charlotte Piano Teachers’ Forum, at Central Piedmont CC, March 9, 2008
  • Asheville Piano Competition, annually (at Montreat College) in May of each year from 1997-2002 and from 2004 – 2008, inclusive
  • Tennessee Music Teachers’ Association (state-level piano competition)   June 5, 2005
  • Tennessee Federation of Music Clubs (state-level piano competition):  March 29, 2003
  • North Carolina Music Teachers Association, NC State Convention (state-level piano competitions): October 9, 1998;  October 5, 2000; October 17, 2003
  • National Federation of Music Clubs, Royalty Competition (Western NC Division, held at Montreat College), adjudicated annually in March of each year from 1997 – 2007
  • Association of Christian Schools (Festival adjudication), Asheville Christian Academy, March 20, 2009
  • NCMTA  regional competition (H.S. Division), UNC-Charlotte,  April 15,  2000
  • Weymouth Festival for Young Musicians, Southern Pines NC,  February 20, 1999
  • South Carolina Piano Festival Association (state competition): Winthrop University and USC-Columbia, March 10-13, 1999; March 14-16, 2019
  • Westmoreland Music Academy  (PA), 1995
  • Kansas State High School Activities Association Regional Piano Contests, 1991 – 1993 inclusive (held at various universities in the state of Kansas)
  • Wichita Area Piano Teachers Concerto Competition (KS),  1993
  • Minneapolis Piano Teachers Association, 1990
  • Minnesota Music Teachers Association State Competition (ages junior high–college), 1988
  • Lafayette (IN) Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, 1987
  • National Federation of Music Clubs, Indianapolis, adjudicated annually from 1978-87

Master Class Clinician

  • Foothills Piano Teachers’ Forum, at Gardner-Webb University: March 7, 2009;  March 6, 2010
  • Asheville Piano Teachers Forum, January 16, 1998;   March 21, 2003
  • Heart of Kansas League (sponsored by the Kansas public high schools), January of 1992, 1993 x
  • Hutchinson Piano Teachers’ League, 1992

Workshops and presentations to various music and community organizations.  Topics have included:

  • A General Stylistic Comparison of Music and the Visual Arts Throughout the Historical Periods of Music
  • The Problem of Articulation in Mozart’s Piano Music
  • Effective Methods of Teaching Suzuki and Other Ear-Trained Piano Students 
  • The Piano Music of Louise Talma  (lecture-recital)
  • Methods of Teaching Rhythm
  • Methods of Memorizing Piano Music
  • Teaching Piano to Young Children  (workshops for teachers)

Other Professional Activities

  • Selected for participation in the national grading of the AP Music Theory exams (sponsored by Educational Testing Service) in Cincinnati OH, June 11-19, 2012
  • Taught Elderhostel [music appreciation] courses at Montreat Conference Center in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008
  • Created over 1700 drills for the Music Mastery [software] program for use in Music Theory classes at Montreat College, 1996-2003
  • Created Powerpoint presentations for all five (entire) sessions of AR 111 (Art and Aesthetics) with music and art examples.  (Used for Montreat College S.P.A.S. course on the Charlotte campus)
  • Wrote unpublished material for piano instruction, used by several teachers in Indianapolis:  a 112-lesson music theory fundamentals workbook;  a 20-page beginning sight-reading book; and a 26-page workbook
  • Frequently play for services and events of the Montreat Presbyterian Church, Montreat Conference Center, and other churches in the area
  • Active in local music teachers’ organizations since 1978. 
  • Helped organize piano workshops and student institutes for the Community Music Center at the University of Indianapolis, 1986-1988
  • Directed church handbell choir, 1971-1973 
  • Active in church keyboard music from age 12 to the present

Professional Memberships

  • Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society  (elected to lifetime membership by the Indiana University chapter, Bloomington IN, 1975)
  • College Music Society, 1997-2013
  • Music Teachers National Association, c. 1995-2013 x
  • North Carolina Music Teachers Association  (Member from 1997-2013; held office on the state board as Vice President for MTNA Foundation, 2002-2007)
  • Asheville Area Piano Forum, 1997 – present, including solo performances on annual AAPF Benefit Concerts 2002- 2010 inclusive; 2013, 2015, 2016;  Master-Class clinician;  adjudicator;  panel member; Competition Repertoire Committee;  program presenter, host for numerous AAPF events and competition on Montreat College campus

Other Conferences Attended (in addition to Conference Presentations listed above)

  • North Carolina Music Teachers’ Association (state conventions held at various colleges) in October of 1997, 1999 – 2006 inclusive; 2008
  • National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Chicago IL: 1990, 2007
  • Focus on Piano Literature (National Conference at UNC-Greensboro, held biennially), June of 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 
  • Council for Independent Colleges, Department Chair workshops:  summers of 2001 and 2004
  • Institute for Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Kansas, 1991, 1992
  • Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) conference, participant, 1997
  • Many other piano pedagogy conferences held in various locations, including:  University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Oberlin College; University of Western Ontario; and Pennsylvania State University
  • Memorized all 6 books of the Suzuki Piano Method in order to take the week-long required teacher training workshop on each level.  Took one level each summer for 6 years at Oberlin College, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point; and Capital University in Columbus OH.

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