CCM alumna Judith Jain has become one of the foremost piano pedagogues in Tampa, Florida. Her music school, the New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy, was recently featured by PBS affiliate WEDU.
Jain received a Master of Music in piano from CCM in 2003 and returned to complete a Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano in 2012. She also has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University, Bloomington, and she held a post-graduate fellowship at the New School for Music Study in New Jersey. During her time at CCM, she studied with Frank Weinstock, Michael Chertock and Awadagin Pratt.
Jain also found the instruction she received from Michelle Conda, CCM professor of piano, influential and invaluable to her preparation for her future career:
“Dr. Conda, beyond teaching the practicality of finding the way to communicate our knowledge of music in an effective and meaningful way to our students, also has a vision of the pianist as an entrepreneur, instilling business skills and teaching us how to navigate the workforce after graduation,” Jain says.