Dr. Barbara Fast

Dr. Barbara Fast

Advisor

Professor of Music (Piano Pedagogy), Frieda Derdeyn Bambas Chair in Music.

Dr. Barbara Fast, Frieda Derdeyn Professor of Piano and Piano Area Chair, coordinates the group piano program as well as teaches graduate and undergraduate piano pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma. She has received numerous awards honoring her teaching, including: 2014 University of Oklahoma Regents Award for Superior Teaching; 2013 OMTA Teacher of the Year; MTNA Collegiate Chapter Advisor of the Year 2009 and 2007; 2008 Irene and Julian Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Fast is being featured at the 2016 MTNA National Conference in an Intermediate Piano Master Class presentation.  Additionally, she has presented numerous workshops on practicing, technology, sight reading, historical keyboard pedagogy, ensemble music, and newly published music, at Music Teachers National Conferences (MTNA), International and National College Music Society Conferences (CMS), The Classical Music Festival (Austria), The Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP), World Piano Pedagogy Conferences (WPPC), and the European Piano Teachers Conference (EPTA). Dr. Fast co-founded the National Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum held for the first time in 2000, with the ninth GP3 forum scheduled for 2016. She has served on the Editorial Board of the MTNA E-Journal, and as Associate Editor of Piano Pedagogy Forum, the first keyboard journal on the WEB. She has served on numerous national and state MTNA and NCKP piano pedagogy related positions. Currently Dr. Fast serves as President of the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association (OMTA). Additionally she has performed in chamber settings in England, Russia, and Japan as well as presented lecture recitals and master classes throughout the United States.

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