The Art of the Piano
2016 Guest Artist
Dr. Andrea McAlister, NCTM, is Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Oberlin College where she teaches piano pedagogy and class piano. In addition to her teaching activities, she coordinates the class piano program and the secondary piano studies program. She earned her DMA at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music where she held a teaching assistantship and graduated summa cum laude.
Dr. McAlister’s research in piano pedagogy, technology, motivation, and neural development has been featured at national and international conferences and she is active as a clinician for state and local teachers. Recent presentations have been heard at the International Society of Music Education Conference, the Music Teachers National Association Conferences, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, the Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Seminar, the International Conference on Sociology in Music Education, the Piano Wellness Seminar, the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, and the International Technology, Education, and Development Conference. Dr. McAlister’s research has also been featured in the Music Teachers National Association’s American Music Teacher, the MTNA e-journal, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy’s Proceedings, as well as Clavier Companion and Keyboard Companion.
As a performer, Dr. McAlister has appeared in festivals and recitals throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada, including performances with the Aspen Music Festival, the Rome Festival, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and Opera Cleveland.