NCKP 2021: The Piano Conference Staff

Jennifer Snow, CEO and Executive Director
Sara Ernst, Director of Teacher Engagement
Esther Hayter, Associate Director
Anna Beth Rucker, Associate Director
Peter Park, Senior Advisor

Executive Committee: Sara Ernst, Andrea McAlister, Pamela Pike, and Jennifer Snow

NCKP 2021: The Piano Conference Committees

The Committees of the NCKP 2021: The Piano Conference work to research, compile, or otherwise address issues of ongoing significance to our participants and the piano teaching public in meaningful and substantive ways. Active committees and their members are listed below.

National Program Committee

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

Career Development and Innovation

Kellie Cunningham, Co-Chair
Jani Parsons, Co-Chair
Myron Brown
Sarah Buckley
Fabiana Claure
Leonard Hayes
Jonathan Kuuskoski
Annie Jeng
Astrid Morales
Clinton Pratt
Allison Shinnick
Trevor Thornton
Andy Villemez
Margaret Young

Collaborative Performance

Alexandra Nguyen, Chair
Dana Brown
Jocelyn Dueck
Steve Harlos
Andi Merrill
Spencer Myer
Joy Schreier

Creative Music Making

Jeremy Siskind, Chair
Yoshiko Arahata
Chris Goldston
Kristina Lee
John Mortensen
Bradley Sowash


Leah Claiborne, Co-Chair
Desiree Gonzales, Co-Chair
Minju Cho
Diana Dumlavwalla
Leonard Hayes
Veena K. Kulkarni-Rankin
Franklin Larey
Artina McCain
Astrid Morales
William Nyaho

Inclusive Teaching

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

Independent Music Teachers

Jason Sifford, Chair
Rebekah Healan Boles
Elaina Burns
Veena K. Kulkarni-Rankin
Wenjing Liu
Rebecca Pennington
Stephen Pierce
Jodi Stewart-Moore
Kenneth Thompson

Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula

Luis Sanchez, Chair
João Paolo Casarotti
Sebastian Colombo
Alejandro Cremaschi
Elena Dabul
Ricardo de la Torre
Claudia Deltregia
Desireé Gonzalez
Ana Orduz
Fanarelia Guerrero
Luis Pipa
Ricardo Pozenatto
Carla Reis
Alberto Urroz
Miriam Vasquez
Paulina Zamora


Grace Choi, Co-Chair
Joann Kirchner, Co-Chair
Carla Cash
Pete Jutras
Cynthia Stephens-Himonides
Margaret Young

Teacher Education in Higher Ed

Courtney Crappell, Co-Chair
David Cartledge, Co-Chair
Bradley Beckman
Michelle Conda
Diana Dumlavwalla
John Ellis
Barbara Fast
Ivan Hurd
Midori Koga
Franklin Larey
Andrea McAlister
Artina McCain
Pamela Pike
Carolyn True
Yu-Jane Yang
Lisa Zdechlik
Jennifer Snow, ex officio

Teaching Adults

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


George F. Litterst, Co-Chair
Stella Branzburg Sick, Co-Chair
Mario Ajero
Joao Paulo Casarotti
Linda Christensen
Alejandro Cremaschi
Shana Lynne Kirk
Christopher Madden
Michelle Sisler
Jennifer Stadler
Kathleen Ann Theisen


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

Young Musicians: Birth to Age 9

Janet Tschida, Chair
Gregory Chase
Hannah Creviston
Linda Fields
Janna Olson
Amy Rucker
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