Schedule: Saturday, February 27, 2021 (click for details)
2:30 - 3:15 ADVISOR PANEL with Alejandro Cremaschi, Jess Johnson, & Pete Jutras
3:15 - 3:45 BREAKOUT Q&A with advisor panel members
3:45 - 4:00 BREAK
4:00 - 4:30 PRESENTER PANEL with Fen-Fang Chen, Diana Dumlavwalla, & Rachel Hahn
4:30 - 5:00 BREAKOUT Q&A with presenter panel members
5:00 - 5:10 BREAK
5:10 - 6:00 SOCIAL HOUR
Panelist Bio: Alejandro Cremaschi
Alejandro Cremaschi is Professor of Piano Pedagogy at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research areas include pedagogical technology and Latin American music. He has recorded for the labels IRCO, Ostinato, Marco Polo and Meridian Records. His pedagogical edition and publication of Alberto Ginastera’s Doce Preludios Americanos for piano was published by Carl Fisher in 2016.
Panelist Bio: Jess Johnson
Jessica Johnson serves on the piano faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy. An advocate for new music, her recent performances feature twenty-first century works by women performed on the Steinbuhler DS5.5™ keyboard. She is a member of the NCKP Wellness Committee.
Panelist Bio: Pete Jutras
Peter Jutras, Ph.D., NCTM, is the Director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, where he also serves as Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy. He is a frequent presenter at conferences across the country and around the world, and he has lectured and taught at major conferences and events in Asia, Africa, Europe, and throughout North America. For eleven years, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of Clavier Companion and Keyboard Companion, leading those publications through significant changes including a merger and the launch of a digital edition. He has published articles and research in The Journal of Research in Music Education, The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and The International Journal of Music Education, among others. He is a leading expert on adult music study and the benefits of adult music participation.
Panelist Bio: Fen-Fang Chen
Fen-Fang Chen, associate professor, serves as director of piano and keyboard studies and teaches piano, class piano, piano pedagogy, and pipa ensemble at Florida Southern College. Dr. Chen received a Doctor of Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy (2004) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education (2015) from the University of Mississippi. With strong interests in efficient and effective ways of teaching and learning, Dr. Chen has presented her research studies at many regional, state, and national conferences. She received the Outstanding Professional Research Poster Award from the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy at the 2019 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. As an active performer, Dr. Chen frequently performs both instruments, the pipa and the piano, at various recitals and concerts.
Panelist Bio: Diana Dumlavwalla
Diana Dumlavwalla is an Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Florida State University. Previously, Diana taught at Western University where she developed the faculty’s inaugural doctoral piano pedagogy course. She also serves as a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s College of Examiners and adjudicates at local, regional and state/provincial competitions. As a soloist and chamber musician, Diana has performed in North America, Europe and Australia. She has presented lecture recitals and papers at numerous conferences and her research has been featured in several publications. Diana was awarded the 2018 MTNA E-Journal Article of the Year.
Panelist Bio: Rachel Hahn
Rachel Hahn is Assistant Adjunct Professor of Piano Pedagogy at the University of Missouri and Associate Director of Music Education at a K-8 school in the St. Louis area. She holds degrees from the University of Missouri (PhD), Southern Methodist University (MM), and Vanderbilt University (BM). An active teacher, researcher, and performer, Dr. Hahn’s interests include music curriculum, group piano, classroom technology, and community outreach. Her career combines piano performance and pedagogy with research applicable to all music fields and her work has been published in American Music Teacher, The Piano Magazine, the MTNA eJournal, Piano Pedagogy Forum, and Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education. Recent presentations include sessions for the GP3 Forum, Music Teachers National Association Conference, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and National Association for Music Education Conference. She is also on the editorial committee for the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education.