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2021 NCKP Committees

The Committees of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy work to research, compile, or otherwise deal with issues of ongoing significance to our participants and the piano teaching public in meaningful and substantive ways. Active NCKP committees and their members are listed below.

National Program Committee 

David Cartledge
Diana Dumlavwalla
Jess Johnson
Yeeseon Kwon
Chris Madden
Artina McCain
Nick Phillips

Collaborative Performance

Alexandra Nguyen, Chair
Dana Brown
Steve Harlos
Spencer Myer

Creative Music Making

Jeremy Siskind, Chair
 Yoshiko Arahata
 Tony Caramia
 Christopher Goldston
 Kristina Lee
 John Mortensen
 Bradley Sowash

Independent Music Teachers

Arlene Steffen, Chair
Elaina Burns
Jason Sifford
Jodi Stewart-Moore
Kenneth Thompson

Collegiate Pedagogy Teaching

Courtney Crappell, Chair | University of Houston, Texas
Bradley Beckman | University of North Texas
Diana Dumlavwalla | Florida State University
Ivan Hurd | University of Texas at San Antonio
Andrea McAlister | Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio
Carolyn True | Trinity University, Texas 
Yu-Jane Yang | Weber State University, Utah
Lisa Zdechlik | University of Arizona
Samuel Holland, Ex Officio | Southern Methodist University, Texas 

Music in Early Childhood

Janet Tschida, Chair
Gregory Chase
Linda Fields
Janna Olson

Students and Young Professionals

Kellie Cunningham, Chair
Michelle Conda
Jonathan Kuuskoski
Cindy Tseng
Andy Villemez
Margaret Young


Carla Davis Cash, Co-Chair
Joann Kirchner, Co-Chair
Grace Choi
Alejandro Cremaschi
Pamela Pike
Cynthia Stephens-Himonides
Margaret Young

Inclusive Teaching

Beth Bauer, Co-Chair
Melissa Martiros, Co-Chair
Derek Kealli Polischuk
Scott Price

Teaching Adults

Jackie Edwards-Henry, Chair
Yeeseon Kwon
Sarah Moore
Debra Perez
Pam Pike
Mary Sallee
Thomas Swenson


George Litterst, Chair
Mario Ajero
Joao Paulo Casarotti
Linda Christensen
Alejandro Cremaschi
Shana Kirk
Christopher Madden
Stella Sick
Michelle Sisler
Jennifer Stadler
Kathleen Theisen

Wellness for the Pianist

Jessica Johnson, Chair
Linda Cockey
Vanessa Cornett
James Litzelman
Lesley McAllister
Paola Savvidou
Brenda Wristen