Board of Trustees


Leslie Vial Owsley, Chair
Former Assistant General Counsel for Verizon, handling federal regulatory matters; Student at The New School for Music Study (ages 7-18); Past President, Community Concerts at Second, Inc..

Scott Price, Past President
Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy, University of South Carolina School of Music; creator and editor-in-chief of the on-line piano pedagogy journal “Piano Pedagogy Forum”; Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy award recipient; MTNA Foundation Fellow; 2012 SEC Faculty Achievement Award for University of South Carolina.

Marvin R. Blickenstaff, Past President
Past President, Director of Program for Excellence in Piano Study (PEPS), The New School for Music Study; clinician, author and editor.

samholland 1Sam Holland
Dean, Meadows School of the Arts, and Algur H. Meadows Chair and Professor of Music, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; educator, clinician, co-author of over 75 critically recognized publications including The Music Tree.

Donna K AlexanderDonna K. Alexander
President and CEO of Advoxum Global Strategies, a global financial services advisory firm; member, Bretton Woods Committee; past member, United States Export-Import Bank advisory council; Member of the Bar, District of Columbia and US Supreme Court; Board member, various not-for-profit and educational boards; concert artist; author.

A GOMORYAndrew Gomory
CEO of Lingraphica, provider of devices and software for people who have lost their ability to speak due to stroke; spent 10 years in the music business starting a band, recording studio and record label. Currently a student at the New School for Music Study.

Andrew Hisey
Teacher, adjudicator, lecturer and performer; one of the founding directors of the National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum; member of Canada's Royal Conservatory of Music College of Examiners.

Mitchell Kleiman, Treasurer
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, ADP; parent of New School for Music Study students.

Beverly Lapp
Professor of Music and Department Chair, Goshen College, Goshen, IN; Formerly on the preparatory piano faculty at Harper College and North Central College in suburban Chicago. Coordinator of the annual Goshen College Piano Workshop and Academy.

Magrath2Jane Magrath
Jane Magrath is professor and director of piano pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma. Her book The Pianist’s Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature has become a classic reference work for pianists throughout the country. Magrath received her education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Wesleyan College, and received the DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University. She was named the first recipient of MTNA’s Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award for the Outstanding Contribution to Piano Pedagogy.

CraigSaleCraig Sale
Teacher, adjudicator, workshop clinician and performer. Senior Editor for the Piano Magazine; co-author of The Music Tree 3: Activities and The Music Tree 4: Activities (Alfred Publishing); Educational Consultant for the Frances Clark Library for Piano Students; former Director and Instructor, Preparatory and Community Piano Program, Concordia University Chicago; Visiting Professor, Piano Pedagogy, Concordia University Chicago.