Ann Collins, Western Illinois University professor emeritus, maintains
a busy schedule as a clinician at conventions and colleges throughout
the country and as an instructor of jazz piano clinics and camps for piano
teachers and students. She has appeared at MENC and MTNA National Conventions,
the National Group Piano Symposium, the National Piano Pedagogy Conference,
as International Association of Jazz Educators Teacher-Training Institute
faculty, as well as on numerous state convention programs and university
seminars. Her diverse professional experience includes public school and
independent studio piano teaching, university group piano and piano pedagogy
teaching, and music administration. She continues to perform jazz and
is the author of Lead Lines and Chord Changes. Her newest publication
Jazz Works includes play-along CDs and GM Disks, and is designed
to help bridge the gap between traditional piano study and jazz instruction.
Ann was a member of the MTNA/IAJE Alliance Committee charged with creating
guidelines for teaching jazz in independent studios and serves as a member
of the current IAJE Resource Team representing Studio Teachers.
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