B.M. Piano Performance, Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts
M.M. Piano Pedagogy, Temple University
Ph.D. Music Education/ Piano Pedagogy, University of Oklahoma
Joann Kirchner has published in American Music Teacher, Keyboard Companion, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Piano Guild Notes and Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. She has presented at the 2011 World Piano Conference, the National Music Teachers Convention, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the College Music Society National Conference, the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities and for numerous state and local music teachers organizations. Kirchner is active in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), where she serves as the Pennsylvania State Certification Chair and is the Co-President for the Philadelphia Music Teachers Association. Kirchner is also a member of the Research Committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Her research interests include musical performance anxiety, the relationship between flow and musical performance anxiety and intermediate teaching repertoire.