Associate Professor of Piano and Music Technology
Chair, Department of Music
Wayne State College
Dr. Christensen teaches class piano, applied piano, and music technology at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. She holds a BA in music from Weber State University, an MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Southern Methodist University, and a Ph.D. in Music Education/Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. She studied pedagogy with Sam Holland, E. L. Lancaster, and Jane Magrath. She studied piano with Ed Gates, Alfred Mouledous, and Mary Ray Johnson. Dr. Christensen is active in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), where she serves as the Nebraska State Competitions Chair. She is an active clinician, giving frequent presentations for the Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and MTNA, as well as for regional music organizations. She has been published in Keyboard Companion and the Piano Pedagogy Forum, and served as an educational consultant for the 2000 edition of The Music Tree. In addition to her regular academic schedule, Dr. Christensen has been a faculty member at many summer piano camps focusing on music technology for children, and has also been musical director and pianist for many theater companies in Washington, Utah, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Texas.