Alumni

Piano Pedagogy Alumni Accomplishments

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE TEACHING

Ryan Chandler, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2004
Adjunct Piano Faculty, East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, TX

Jonathan Gary, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2000
Director, Conservatory of Music, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX
Adjunct French Faculty, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX

Christina Bowers Mims, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1999; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2001
Navarro Community College, Corsicana, TX; Independent Piano Teacher, Teague, TX

Paula Thomas-Lee, B.A. Music / Piano, 1996; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1998; D.M.A. Music Education, University of Georgia
Assistant Professor of Piano, Reinhardt College, Waleska, GA

Ann Combest Chamlee, B.M. Piano, 1969; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1988
Chairman of the Piano Department, Temple College, Temple, TX

Gail Geary Wade, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1978; M.M. Music Theory, 1983
Music Faculty, McLennan Community College, Waco, TX

Joyanne Scott, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1968; M.M. Piano, University of Illinois
Piano Faculty, Director of Preparatory Piano, Indiana University at Ft. Wayne

CONSERVATORY, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL AND INDEPENDENT MUSIC TEACHERS

Jonathan Kaan, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2006
Piano Faculty, Coppell Conservatory, Coppell, TX

Kayla Meyerhoff, B.A. Music / Piano, 2004; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2006
Piano Faculty, Waco Piano Education Center, Waco, TX

Crystal Sparks Wallace, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 2005
Independent Piano Teacher, McAllen, TX

Sharon Wilber Herning, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 2005P
Piano Faculty, Musical Arts Center of San Antonio, TX

Marissa Michalewicz Burt, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 2003: M. M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2005
Elementary Music, Moody, TX

Misty Lamb, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2005
Piano Faculty, Waco Piano Education Center, Waco, TX

Kelsy Sloyan, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2003
Piano Faculty, New School for Music Study, Princeton, NJ
Co-Founder – Music Faculty, Musical Beginnings Music School, Princeton, NJ

Natalie Lansford Downey, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 2000; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2003
Independent Piano Teacher, Memphis, TX

Biliana Dimitrova, M.M. Piano / Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2002
Piano Faculty, Coppell Conservatory, Coppell, TX

Erin Cullman, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 2002
Assistant Director-Piano Faculty, Waco Piano Education Center, Waco, TX

Emily Greer Gary, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2001
High School and Junior High School Music, Gatesville, TX

Miho Fujikawa McMannis, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2001
Piano Faculty, Neighborhood Music School, New Haven, CT

Weng-Ming Wong, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2001
Piano Faculty, The Master's Touch School of Music, Grapevine, TX

Gina Kinney Scott, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1999
Independent Piano Teacher, Kissimmee, Florida

Kimberly Holdridge Duerksen, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1999; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2001
Piano Teacher, Holze Music Company, Waco, TX

Kimberly Spurgeon Short, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2000
Junior High Music, Canton, TX
Independent Piano Teacher, Golden, TX

Sheri Grisham Boyce, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2000
Director-Piano Faculty, Backstage School of Music, Southlake, TX

Leah Gleason Robinson, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 2000
Independent Piano Teacher, Frisco, TX

Amy Meppen Neal, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1998; M.M. Piano Pedagogy, University of Oklahoma
Associate Director-Piano Faculty, Santa Monica Academy of Music, Santa Monica, CA

Simona Popova, B.M. Piano, 1996; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1998
Elementary Music, Saudi Arabia International School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

April Stivener, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1995; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1997
Piano Faculty, Coppell Conservatory, Coppell, TX

Erin Ferguson Young, B.M. Piano, 1994; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1996
Piano Faculty, Armstrong Community Music School, Austin, TX

Amy Duncan Reber, B.M. Piano, 1993; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1996
Administrator-Piano Faculty, School of Musical Arts, Crawfordville, FL

Golf Buachart, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1996
Piano Faculty, Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis, MN

Sharon Witherell, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1995
Independent Piano Teacher and Musikgarten, Columbia, SC
Organist-Choir Director, Lutheran Church, Columbia, SC

Leisa Arnett, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1994
Independent Piano Teacher and Kindermusik, Texarkana, TX
Adjunct Instructor of Music, Texarkana Community College, Texarkana, TX

Carlos Colón, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1993
Director, Highland Music Academy, Waco, TXW
ho's Who of Latin American Composers

Dawn Lewis Hargis, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1992; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1994
Independent Piano Teacher and Kindermusik, Garland, TX

Kim Mitchell Doreck, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1993
Music Faculty, St. Mark's Catholic School, Plano, TX
Independent Piano Teacher, Carrollton, TX

Sonja Bung Epting, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1991; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1993
Piano Faculty, School of Performing Arts, Naperville, IL
Independent Piano Teacher, Naperville, IL

Brenda Person Wright, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1989
Independent Piano Teacher, Marshall, TX

Amy Butterfield Hill, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1986
Independent Piano Teacher and Kindermusik, Albuquerque, NM
Accompanist, Albuquerque Girls Choir

Alissa Sturkie Sanders, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1981
Independent Piano Teacher, Danville, CA

Nannette Goforth Pope, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1983
Independent Piano Teacher, Bryan, TX

Anne Burttram Janssen, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1979
Independent Piano Teacher, Albuquerque, NM

Nancy Simpson Rhoden, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1979
Independent Piano Teacher, San Antonio, TX

Lydia Bratcher, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1976
Independent Piano Teacher, Waco, TX
Past President, Waco Music Teachers Association
Organist, Seventh and James Baptist Church, Waco, TX
TMTA Teacher of the Year Award, 2006

Julie Tacker Barrier, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1974; D.M.A. Piano, University of Arizona
Independent Piano Teacher, Tucson, AZ
Organist, Casas Adobes Baptist Church, Tucson, AZ

Jill Seifert Peak, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1974
Independent Piano Teacher, Nashville, TN

Diane Delk, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1973
Independent Piano Teacher, Conroe, TX

John Weems, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1972
Independent Piano Teacher, Houston, TX
TMTA Pre-Collegiate Teacher of the Year Award, 1991

COMPOSITION

Jonathan Stahlke, B.M. Piano Pedagogy and Composition, 1984; Ph.D. Composition, College-Conservatory,University of Cincinnati
Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition, Concordia University, River Forest, IL