CRAIG SALE has served as Director of the Preparatory and Community Piano Program at Concordia University/Chicago in River Forest, IL since its inception in 1986. He also teaches courses in piano pedagogy at Concordia where he helped establish a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy curriculum. He was a member of the preparatory faculty at North Central College in Naperville, IL for five years.
Sale holds a B. Mus. degree summa cum laude in piano performance from Northwestern University and a M. Mus. degree in piano performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following graduate study he served as a teaching fellow at The New School for Music Study in Princeton, NJ. His performance teachers have included Donald Isaak, Ian Hobson and Annie Sherter. His pedagogical studies have been with Frances Clark, Louise Goss and James Lyke.
Sale is the co-author of The Music Tree
3: Activities and The Music Tree 4: Activities (Summy-Brichard/Warner
Bros.) and is an Educational Consultant for the Frances Clark
Library for Piano Students. He has presented workshops for piano
teachers throughout the upper midwest and served as panelist for
MTNA's "Pedagogy Saturday". He has written a course
of theory study for intermediate students called Projects in Music
Theory (Books 1-3) and has contributed articles for Keyboard Companion
and Lutheran Education. He appears regularly as soloist and collaborative
performer and frequently serves as adjudicator for various music
teacher organizations. He is a member of Music Teachers National
Association (MTNA), Illinois State Music Teachers Association
(ISMTA), and Chicago Area Music Teachers Association