Piano Pedagogy Faculty

Ann Milliman Gipson

Director of Piano Pedagogy Programs
Associate Professor of Music

Dr. Ann Gipson is Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Piano Pedagogy Studies. In addition to teaching piano pedagogy, she teaches class piano and directs the Pedagogy Laboratory Program, a program of group and individual instruction for pre-college students.

Prior to her appointment at TCU, Gipson served on the piano faculty of Baylor University, where she directed the piano pedagogy program. Prior to that she taught at Oklahoma Baptist University, teaching applied piano and class piano, as well as coordinating the piano pedagogy program. She has also taught on the faculties of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Delta State University, and the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Gipson holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Eastern Illinois University and both a Master of Music degree and the Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma, where she studied piano with Dr. Jane Magrath and piano pedagogy with Dr. Jane Magrath and Dr. E. L. Lancaster.

Her articles have appeared in Clavier, AMT, Clavier Companion, Keyboard Companion, Alfred Piano Rendezvous, and Piano Pedagogy Forum. She has served as a clinician and adjudicator in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Kentucky. In addition, Gipson enjoys collaborative performing and has accompanied numerous choral festivals.

She is actively involved in Music Teachers National Association, has served as chair of the conference planning committee for MTNA national conferences, MTNA President-elect, and completed a two-year term as MTNA National President in March 2011. She is a Past-President of the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, and a member of Texas Music Teachers Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Sigma Alpha Iota professional music fraternity, and Pi Kappa Lambda national music honor society.

BM- Eastern Illinois University
MM- University of Oklahoma
PhD- University of Oklahoma