PRESS RELEASE: 9 NOVEMBER 2018
The Frances Clark Center extends its congratulations to Dr. E.L. Lancaster and Dr. Jane Magrath the 2019 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. As NCKP's highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award is presented on behalf of the Frances Clark Center to individuals who have made substantial and enduring contributions to the field of piano pedagogy. The awards will be presented at the 20th Anniversary NCKP Banquet on Friday, July 26, 2019 as part of NCKP 2019 at the Westin Hotel in Lombard, Illinois. We welcome all to attend and celebrate Dr. Lancaster and Dr. Magrath. Tickets can be purchased via the NCKP online registration form.
We extend our congratulations to both Jane and E.L. Their influence on the profession is demonstrated across the country and internationally exemplifying their substantial dedication to the field of music and piano education. We are grateful to be able to recognize them with this meaningful honor in celebration of their outstanding contributions.
Dr. Jennifer Snow
The Frances Clark Center
|"I am pleased to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. This organization is at the forefront of teacher training for our field and this recognition by them is truly an honor. I always look forward to the conferences and the one in 2019 promises to be a true highlight for me." — E.L. Lancaster|
|"I’m thrilled to receive this award from the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. I am mindful of the enormous impact this organization has had on supporting excellence in teaching through its work and influence. This is truly a wonderful honor." — Jane Magrath
PRESS RELEASE: 26 JUNE 2018
Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy Hires Editor in Chief/Chief Content Director for Clavier Companion.
The Frances Clark Center is pleased to announce the hire of Dr. Pamela Pike as the new Editor in Chief/Chief Content Director for Clavier Companion, effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Pike is the Barineau Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University. As an award-winning author, Dr. Pike has published over three dozen scholarly articles, and her book, Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching: Transforming Group Theory into Teaching Practice, is published by Routledge. She has served on the editorial boards of the MTNA e-Journal and the Journal of Music, Technology & Education. Dr. Pike has presented papers and workshops at conferences throughout Asia, Europe, Scandinavia, and North and South America. Dr. Pike serves as president of the Louisiana Music Teachers Association, chair of the International Society for Music Education’s Commission on the Education of the Professional Musician, committee member for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and board member of the Yamaha Disklavier Education Network.
“We are thrilled that Pam will be joining the Frances Clark Center as the new leader for Clavier Companion. Pam exemplifies the highest standards of our profession and her experience as an author, researcher, teacher, and editor is outstanding.” said Dr. Jennifer Snow, Executive Director for the Center. “The publication is entering an exciting period of innovation and creativity. With Pam’s leadership and expertise, we will advance the mission of the Center by continuing to provide the highest quality resources for piano teaching and learning.”
Clavier Companion is the only publication devoted exclusively to the concerns of the piano/keyboard performer and teacher. Readers receive the very best in cogent, focused, and practical articles on music and teaching at all levels, in-depth interviews, reviews of new materials, and penetrating columns. The new digital platform at ClavierCompanion.com provides a robust, comprehensive database of content related to piano teaching and learning from the past 30 years.
The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy is a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3) located in Kingston, New Jersey. The work of the Center is based on the philosophy of music educator Frances Clark (1905-1998) whose life work revolutionized the field of music education in the twentieth century.