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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW SCHOOL FOR MUSIC STUDY APPOINTS NEW LEADER
Rebecca Pennington Named Interim Administrative Director

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy announces the appointment of Rebecca Pennington as Interim Administrative Director of The New School for Music Study. Pennington was appointed to the position following the resignation of current Administrative Director Sara Ernst, who has accepted a position at the University of South Carolina as Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy. The Frances Clark Center is planning an extensive search for a new Administrative Director, beginning Fall 2013.

"We are thankful to Sara Ernst for her years of dedication to the New School and wish her the very best in her future endeavors,” Dr. Pennington commented. “I look forward to leading the New School in continuing our over 50 year tradition of excellence in teaching every student."

Scott Price, President of The Frances Clark Center, adds, “We are so pleased to have Rebecca as Interim Director of the New School for Music Study.  She continues to be an exemplary faculty member and administrator at the school, and we are indeed fortunate to have someone of her skill and background serving in this capacity."

Pennington begins her new position at The New School on August 1, 2013.

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy is a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3) located in Kingston, New Jersey. The Center serves local, national, and international audiences through its three divisions: The New School for Music Study, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and Clavier Companion magazine. For more information, visit www.keyboardpedagogy.org.