Theresa Chardos Camilli, PhD, MT-BC, is an adjunct professor for Graduate Piano Pedagogy beginning in 2018. Prior to studying as a doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy from Loyola University in New Orleans. She completed her Master’s degree in Music Therapy at the University of Iowa and has worked as a board-certified Music Therapist. From 2010-2016, Theresa worked at the University of Northern Iowa as an Assistant Professor of Music Education and Piano Pedagogy, Coordinator of Group Piano and Graduate Pedagogy. Theresa also previously held a faculty position at the University of South Carolina teaching Applied Piano and Piano Pedagogy courses. She also served as the Piano Division Coordinator of USC’s Community Music School. Active in both the fields of music education and music therapy, Theresa continues to be invited to present and adjudicate at the local, regional, and national level. Theresa received the 2011 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy "Best Research Paper" Award and received Iowa Music Teachers Association 2016 Award for Service to the State. She has had articles published in the following journals: Clavier Companion, American Music Teacher, MTNA E-Journal, and Music Educators Journal. Theresa is a contributing author sharing expertise related to functional piano skill development in the following collegiate textbook: "Introduction to Music Therapy." She is currently living in Milwaukee where she teaches at Alverno College and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.
Theresa Chardos Camilli
Instructor of Graduate Piano Pedagogy