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Emilie Griffin - Piano

Ms. Emilie Griffin is from Van Buren, Arkansas where she began diligently studying piano at the age of 11. Her music studies led her to become a student of Mrs. Alice Sanders at the Fort Smith Academy of the Arts. While in high school, Ms. Griffin actively attended various music camps and regularly participated in Piano Guild, achieving superior ratings each time.

In 2020, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Piano Performance with Emphasis in Pedagogy (BM) from Oklahoma Baptist University where she studied under the tutelage of Dr. Michael Dean. While at OBU, Ms. Griffin actively served as a choral accompanist, church pianist, and music theory tutor. In 2022, Ms. Griffin earned a Master of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy from Texas Christian University where she studied pedagogy under the direction of Dr. Ann Gipson and applied piano under Professor Harold Martina.

During her educational career, Ms. Griffin has given five solo piano recitals and performed a concerto with an orchestra. Additionally, she has presented a lecture recital which featured her interest in Romantic literature by pedagogical composers and its importance in preparing students for standard literature. Furthering her artistic development, Ms. Griffin has been selected over the years to perform in various masterclasses taught by internationally-acclaimed pianists such as Nikita Mndoyants and Marina Lomazov.

Prior to joining the faculty at Coppell Conservatory, Ms. Griffin has held teaching positions at Texas Christian University as a Graduate Assistant, Parker Piano Studios, and the Oklahoma Baptist University Preparatory Department. Her varied teaching experience includes group and private teaching at the preschool, K-12, and undergraduate levels. She has also facilitated studio classes and taught in the masterclass setting.

In addition to her passion for teaching, Ms. Griffin strives to continually look for ways to learn and grow herself. She has been both an attendee and presenter at the MTNA National Conference, the MTNA Collegiate Symposium, and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP). While at TCU, she served as both the historian and the vice president for TCU’s MTNA collegiate chapter.

An enthusiastic, encouraging, and dedicated teacher, Ms. Griffin strives to create a learning environment in which students will thrive. She believes that students should be equipped to reach their full potential, allowing them to become independent, life-long lovers of music.

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