Christopher Madden, DMA

Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy

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Academic Areas: Applied Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Class Piano



DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Oklahoma
MM in Piano Pedagogy, Florida State University
MA in Music Theory/History, Pennsylvania State University
BM in Piano Performance, Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Christopher Madden is Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Texas Woman's University, where he teaches applied piano, piano pedagogy, and class piano. His playing has earned him numerous scholarships and grants, allowing him to perform in festivals and masterclasses throughout the United States and Italy. During his doctoral studies, Christopher was a winner of the University of Oklahoma's concerto competition.

In addition to performing, Christopher enjoys both research and teaching. He has presented research at several national conferences, including the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum, Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium, and Music Teachers National Association national conference. Additionally, he has presented workshops and masterclasses for local music teachers' associations. Christopher's current research focuses on primary recordings—a term he uses to describe composers' recordings of their own works.  

Christopher's dedication to teaching was recognized at the University of Oklahoma, where he was nominated for the university-wide Provost's Graduate Teaching Award. Apart from collegiate-level teaching, Christopher is also interested in andragogy (adult teaching).  During his time at Baylor University and the University of Oklahoma, he initiated adult piano courses through each university's Continuing Education department.

Christopher completed his DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Hoving Fellow. Previously, he earned an MM in Piano Pedagogy at Florida State University. At the Pennsylvania State University, he graduated first in the School of Music, completing an MA in Music Theory/History and a BM in Piano Performance.

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