Dr. Barbara Fast, Frieda Derdeyn Professor of Piano and Piano Area Chair, coordinates the group piano program as well as teaches graduate and undergraduate piano pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma. Named the 2008 Irene and Julian Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts at OU, she co-founded the National Group Piano/Piano...
Dr. Barbara Fast, Frieda Derdeyn Professor of Piano and Piano Area Chair, coordinates the group piano program as well as teaches graduate and undergraduate piano pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma. Named the 2008 Irene and Julian Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts at OU, she co-founded the National Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum held for the first time in 2000. Dr. Fast also serves on the Editorial Board of the MTNA E-Journal, and as Associate Editor of Piano Pedagogy Forum, the first internet keyboard journal. She has presented numerous workshops on practicing, sight reading, ensemble music, technology, newly published music, and historical keyboard pedagogy at Music Teachers National Conferences (MTNA), The Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, International and National College Music Society Conferences (CMS), the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP), World Piano Pedagogy Conferences (WPPC), and the European Piano Teachers Conference (EPTA). She has served on numerous national and state MTNA and NCKP piano pedagogy related positions. In 2012 Dr. Fast began serving as President-Elect of the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association (OMTA). Additionally she has performed in chamber settings in England, Russia, and Japan as well as presented lecture recitals and master classes throughout the United States.
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Amy Glennon
This is absolutely fascinating. Looking forward to implementing these ideas. Thank you!
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The digital reproducing piano in the university setting

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