NCKP 2023: 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

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


NCKP 2023: The Piano Conference Committees

The Committees of the NCKP 2023: 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.

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National Program Committee

Leah Claiborne
Andrew Cooperstock
Midori Koga
Lesley Sisterhen McAllister
Jani Parsons
Luis Sanchez
Jason Sifford

Business and Entrepreneurship

Andy Villemez, Chair
Annie Jeng
Jonathon Kuuskoski
Clinton Pratt
Heather Smith

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
Kristina Lee
John Mortensen
Bradley Sowash

Diversity

Leah Claiborne, Co-Chair
Veena K. Kulkarni-Rankin, Co-Chair
Diana Dumlavwalla
Leonard Hayes
Annie Jeng
Midori Koga
Franklin Larey
Artina McCain
Astrid Morales
William Nyaho
Sonya Schumann

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

New Professionals

Kellie Cunningham, Co-Chair
Allison Shinnick, Co-Chair
Astrid Morales
Trevor Thornton
Myron Brown
Margaret Young
Leonard Hayes

Research

Alejandro Cremaschi, Chair
Carla Cash
Grace Choi
Pete Jutras
Cynthia Stephens-Himonides
Margaret Young

Teacher Education in Higher Ed

David Cartledge, Co-Chair
Andrea McAlister, Co-Chair
Bradley Beckman
Michelle Conda
Diana Dumlavwalla
John Ellis
Sara Ernst
Barbara Fast
Ivan Hurd
Franklin Larey
Pamela Pike
Yu-Jane Yang
Jennifer Snow, ex officio

Teaching Adults

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

Technology

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

Wellness

Jessica Johnson, Chair
Linda Cockey
Vanessa Cornett
Carina Joly
James Litzelman
Lesley Sisterhen McAllister
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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