Gayle Kowalchyk and E.L. Lancaster
, OMTA Clinicians for 2013
E. L. LANCASTER is Vice President and Keyboard Editor-in-Chief of Alfred Music Publishing.
draws upon his
teaching experience, ranging from pre-school students through doctoral candidates, to direct the Alfred keyboard catalog.
Dr. Lancaster holds degrees from Murray State University, the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
From 1979 until 1998, Dr. Lancaster was Professor of Music at the University of Oklahoma where he taught courses in piano pedagogy and coordinated the group piano program.
E. L. Lancaster established the masters and doctoral programs in piano pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma in 1980 and served as Major Professor for more than 50 doctoral dissertations in that field.
In addition, he
wife, Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk, operated a large independent piano studio in Norman.
E. L. Lancaster has served as National Chairman of Group Piano and National Chairman of Student Chapters for MTNA.
has held offices in the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy, including Chair of the Administration/Pedagogy Liaison Committee.
E. L. Lancaster
has received numerous teaching awards from the University of Oklahoma
, including the Regents Award for Superior Teaching, Associated Distinguished Lectureship, Provost's Outstanding Academic Advising Award, and Outstanding Faculty Award in the College of Fine Arts.
In 1991 he
was awarded a David Ross Boyd Professorship, given to faculty members who excel in teaching, counseling and guiding students.
E. L. Lancaster
has presented workshops for teachers throughout the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
is the author or co-author of more than 350 publications designed for students of all ages.