Clavier Companion appoints Director of Content Curation/Senior Editor


02 AUGUST 2018

The Frances Clark Center is pleased to announce the hire of Dr. Andrea McAlister as the new Director of Content Curation and Senior Editor for Clavier Companion, effective August 1, 2018. Dr. McAlister, NCTM, is Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Oberlin College where she teaches piano pedagogy and class piano. Her research in piano pedagogy, technology, motivation, and cognition has been featured at national and international conferences and she has been published in the Music Teachers National Association’s American Music Teacher, the MTNA e-journal, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy’s Proceedings, Keyboard Companion, and Clavier Companion.  Dr. McAlister is an active clinician and adjudicator. She serves on the Executive Steering Committee for the Music Teachers National Association’s Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Seminar and is on the 2019 Planning Committee and the Committee for Collegiate Pedagogy Teaching for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.

“Andrea brings a wide range of experience and innovative energy to the organization.” said Dr. Jennifer Snow, Executive Director for the Center. “We are excited to have Andrea join us as we continue to create the highest quality resources in support of piano teaching and learning.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Andrea to the Clavier Companion editorial team and look forward to collaborating with her on innovative content curation and management of resources for piano teachers and learners.” said Dr. Pamela Pike, Editor in Chief of Clavier Companion magazine.

Clavier Companion is the only publication devoted exclusively to the concerns of the piano/keyboard performer and teacher. Readers receive the very best in cogent, focused, and practical articles on music and teaching at all levels, in-depth interviews, reviews of new materials, and penetrating columns. The new digital platform at provides a robust, comprehensive database of content related to piano teaching and learning from the past 30 years.

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy is a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3) located in Kingston, New Jersey. The work of the Center is based on the philosophy of music educator Frances Clark (1905-1998) whose life work revolutionized the field of music education in the twentieth century.

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