Frances Clark Center appoints new Director of NCKP


12 DECEMBER 2017

The Frances Clark Center is pleased to announce that Ryan Greene has been promoted to the position of Director, NCKP and Director of Digital Operations for the Frances Clark Center. Greene is currently Associate Director, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and has handled Digital Management for Clavier Companion. Greene has a Master of Music in Piano Performance & Pedagogy from SMU.

I am extremely pleased that Ryan will be taking the reins of NCKP,” said Samuel Holland, Algur H. Meadows Dean of the Meadows School for the Arts at SMU and former Executive Director of NCKP. “Ryan has been instrumental in the success of NCKP 2017, and I am completely comfortable with his leadership.” Dr. Holland will remain on the Board of Trustees of the Frances Clark Center, and will continue in an advisory capacity with NCKP.

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.

Dr. Clark believed passionately in the transformative power of music making in the life of every person—not just the young, not just the gifted, not just the privileged. What set Frances Clark apart from her predecessors, however, was her recognition that the quality of musical experience is directly related to the quality of the music teaching-learning experience. Thus she placed singular importance on the preparation of teachers.

The Center advances its goals and serves local, national, and international audiences through: The New School for Music Study, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Clavier Companion magazine, the Piano Pedagogy Forum, and several print publications.

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