CRISTINA ALTAMURA is a highly sought after pianist and teacher based near Princeton, NJ. She is the founder of Legacy Arts International. A Fulbright Fellow to Italy, she is currently writing a book about Franco Scala’s International Imola Piano Academy.
JULIE MILLER has taught piano in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Michigan, California, Louisiana, and New York. She is a staff pianist at the Crane School ofMusic (SUNY Potsdam) and editor at Lorica Press, specializing in the music of Keith Gates.
RACHEL HAHN is Associate Director of Music Education at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in St. Charles, Missouri. An active teacher, performer, and researcher, her interests include curriculum development, piano pedagogy, non-profit music, classroom technology, and higher education.
SPENCER MYER is the First Prize winner of the 2004 UNISA (South Africa) and 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competitions, and the 2006 American Pianists Award. Currently Artist-Teacher of Piano at Boston’s Longy School of Music, he was MTNA’s 2014 National Conference Artist.
BARBARA FAST, Director of Piano Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma, is a frequent clinician on teaching group piano and practicing. She is co-author of iPractice: Technology in the 21st Century Music Practice Room (Oxford)
TREVOR THORNTON is a Post-Graduate Fellow at the New School for Music Study. He holds degrees from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, where he studied with Dr. Robert Weirich and Dr. Diane Petrella.
REBECCA BELLELO teaches applied piano and RMM classes to students of all ages in her multi-teacher studio, Piano Pathways, located in Baton Rouge, LA. She has presented research regionally and nationally and serves in state and local MTAs.
SEYMOUR BERNSTEIN is a world-renowned concert pianist, teacher, author, composer, and clinician. He was the subject of the 2015 Ethan Hawke documentary Seymour Bernstein: An Introduction, and will be the chief figure in a new documentary commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the Korean War. He was a member of the United States Army during that conflict, during which he performed over 100 concerts for soldiers and top military leaders.
JOANN MARIE KIRCHNER is an Assistant Professor of Piano at Temple University. A frequent clinician, she is active in MTNA and co-chairs the Research Committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.
Michaela Boros is pursuing a DMA in Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina. She maintains a graduate assistantship in research, administration, and accompanying; teaches privately; and has presented at MTNA and NCKP conferences.
CATHERINE WALBY received her B.M. in Piano Performance with a pedagogy emphasis and a B.A. in Biology from Lawrence University. Her M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy is from the University of Oklahoma. She has taught piano at the Lawrence Academy of Music and keyboard skills at Lawrence University since 2000.
Elizabeth Moak performs regularly throughout the United States and internationally (Asia, Canada, Europe, and South America), in addition to giving masterclasses and adjudicating competitions. She is Associate Professor (Piano) at the University of Southern Mississippi and a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory (studies with Leon Fleisher, Julian Martin, and Ann Schein).