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Board of Advisors


Martha Baker-Jordan. Professor Emeritus of piano pedagogy at California State University at Fullerton, where she developed the undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano pedagogy. Author of the popular textbook, Practical Piano Pedagogy.

Marjore Chronister. For many years a choral conductor in Texas and California. From 1990-1999, co-publisher with her late husband, Richard Chronister, of Keyboard Companion magazine and administrative assistant for the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy, 1979-1994..

Eliot Daley. Strategy consultant and coach to leaders of organizations and business enterprises. Formerly Managing Director of Innovation Associates and Vice President for Corporate Strategy of Aspect Medical Systems..

Brenda Dillon. National Piano Foundation Project Director, former associate editor of Keyboard Companion, teacher and clinician.

Bob Duke. Professor of Music and Educational Psychology and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas, clinician and researcher in music learning, evaluation and behavior management.

Barbara E. Maris. Professor Emerita, Piano and Head of Piano Pedagogy Studies, The Catholic University of American, Washington, D.C., Editor of Article and Reviews, American Music Teacher magazine, recitalist, lecturer and author.

Elvina T. Pearce. Founder and program consultant for the Piano Academy of North Central College, Naperville, IL, former pedagogy faculty and Director of the Piano Preparatory Division, Northwestern University, Editor, Keyboard Companion magazine, concert artist, composer, teacher and clinician.

Nelita True. Professor of Piano, Eastman School of Music, formerly Distinguished Professor of Music, University of Maryland, internationally recognized pianist, recording artist, master teacher, and adjudicator.

zornKaren Zorn. President, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA; Former Associate Provost, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA; Trustee, Community Music Center of Boston; Former Executive Director, MacPhail Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN.

Roxana Anklesaria-Doctor. Founder of The Academy of Music, Pune, India; founder and convener of MusiQuest, a music festival bringing together students from across India to perform; teacher and international adjudicator.

Nadia Lasserson. Piano teacher and member of the teaching staff of Trinity College of Music and the Royal College of Music Junior Departments in London, England; organising Secretary of EPTA – European Piano Teachers’ Association; concert artist and author.