Carla Davis Cash
Carla Davis Cash is Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at Texas Tech University where she serves as Chair of the Keyboard Division, coordinates the undergraduate class piano program, and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in pedagogy and applied music.
Dr. Cash has presented solo recitals across the United States, in Europe, and in Central and South America, and performs frequently as a collaborative pianist. She is a founding member of the Vario Piano Quartet, a group that promotes the repertoire of the two-piano, eight-hand ensemble. She is a previous winner of the Grace Capua Award from the Chopin Foundation of the United States and of the Dranoff International Two Piano Collegiate Competition.
A significant portion of Dr. Cash’s professional activities are devoted to her current research interests, which center on the processes by which novice and expert musicians learn and refine motor skills through practice. Her work has been presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences of music performance and education, and her articles can be found in the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, and Clavier Companion. Dr. Cash is the recipient of the 2009 and 2007 Outstanding Research Award from the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) and she serves on the research committees of NCKP and Texas Music Teachers Association (TMEA). In addition, she is a member of the editorial committee of the TMEA periodical Connections.
Dr. Cash holds degrees from The University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D., Music and Human Learning) and the University of Miami (M.M., Keyboard Performance and Pedagogy; B.M., Keyboard Performance).
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