Title: Professor of Piano; Coordinator of Secondary Piano and Piano Pedagogy; Division Head, Keyboard Studies
Office: 5221 Emery Hall
Michelle Conda (PhD) is an Associate Editor for Clavier Companion magazine with her specialty in the field of andragogy—adult learning. She is a founding member and on the Steering Committee of the National Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum (GP3). National conference participations include the Steering Committee of the Adult Learning session of Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA), Steering Committee of the Carnegie Hall Achievement Program and Steering Committee member of The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NMCP). She lectures locally and nationally, including MTNA National Conference, GP3, and NMCP.
In addition to her editorship, Conda's articles have appeared in Keyboard Companion, Clavier Companion, Yamaha Key Action, American Music Teacher and Piano Pedagogy Forum. She is also the author of Sensible Piano Skills for the College Age Musician, a guide to learning piano for students studying other music performance disciplines. Her pedagogy studies were with Jane Magrath and E.L. Lancaster. At UC, as well as heading the Secondary Piano and Piano Pedagogy programs, she heads the Communiversity piano program. Furthermore, she is a frequent collaborator with the Cincinnati Community Orchestra, having performed eight concerti with them to date.