Christopher Madden ('11 B.M.-piano, M.A. theory/history) has joined the Baylor University School of Music as a one-year Lecturer in Piano. He teaches class piano and applied piano for secondary students. He is currently a D.M.A. candidate in piano performance and pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma.
Christopher Madden's playing has earned him numerous scholarships and grants, allowing him to perform in festivals and masterclasses throughout the United States and Italy. Recent awards include first place in the University of Oklahoma's concerto competition. In addition to performing, Christopher enjoys both teaching and research. While at the University of Oklahoma, he was awarded the Provost's Certificate of Distinction in Teaching. He has presented his research at the Music Teachers National Association national conference, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum, and the Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium. His research has been published in Clavier Companion Digital Edition.
Previously, Christopher earned a master's degree in piano pedagogy at Florida State University. While a student at Penn State, Christopher was a piano student of professor emerita Marylène Dosse and Enrico Elisi. Professor Taylor Greer served as advisor for Christopher's master's thesis titled "Maurice Ravel’s Affinity for Stéphane Mallarmé: Precision and Symbolism in Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé.”