PRESS RELEASE: 16 DECEMBER 2019
Frances Clark Center Hires Director of Digital Operations
The Frances Clark Center is pleased to announce Shana Kirk as the new Director of Digital Operations, effective December 1, 2019. Shana is a teacher, pianist, arts advocate, and music industry consultant with extensive expertise in the technologies associated with music performance and education. A longtime supporter of the Frances Clark Center’s mission, Shana first wrote for Keyboard Companion in the 1990s, and has been an ongoing contributor for Center publications. Since 2007, she has served as a member of the NCKP Technology Committee, spearheading topics including distance learning, digital ensembles, iPad integration, studio business technologies, and more. Shana is frequently featured on event programs for organizations throughout the US and Canada, including Music Teachers National Association, College Music Society, Association for Technology in Music Instruction, World Piano Pedagogy Conference, The Royal Conservatory, The Canadian Music Teachers' Association, Music Ed Connect, and numerous regional and state events. She writes music and music-technology based reviews and articles for blogs, websites, and print publications. She has also contributed to individual projects at the convergence of technology and pedagogy, including museum exhibits, multimedia installations, festivals, classroom designs, distance-learning studios, retail spaces, websites, recording studios, and more.
"As a leader in the field, Shana brings extensive experience in digital innovation and education. Her leadership will support the advancement of the Center through current and new technologies.” said Dr. Jennifer Snow, Executive Director and CEO for the Frances Clark Center.
As Director of Digital Operations for the Frances Clark Center, Shana will lead all areas of digital operations and advancement for the Center including the internationally recognized publication the Piano Magazine, Teacher Education Webinars, teaching repertoire series Inspiring Artistry and From the Artist Bench, online Teacher Education Courses, and new initiatives.
The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3) located in Kingston, New Jersey, serves pianists and teachers through its divisions: The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Piano Magazine, Teacher Education, and The New School for Music Study.