About Adrienne Wiley
Adrienne Wiley is currently Professor of Music at Central Michigan University where she teaches and administers the piano pedagogy program at the bachelor’s degree level, and teaches applied and class piano. Dr. Wiley received her bachelors and master’s degrees in piano performance from the University of Kansas, and her doctor of musical arts in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Wiley’s dual focus on performance and pedagogy keeps her active in both areas: she maintains an active performance career as a soloist and collaborative pianist, and also has given workshops, presentations, and lectures throughout the state, mid-west, national, and international levels. Dr. Wiley is certified through the Music Teachers National Association at the state and national levels. She has served MTNA (national level) in many capacities: most notably the Local Associations Awards Chair, the MTNA Senior Performance Competitions Chair, and other select committees. She has been active in the Michigan Music Teachers Association as well, holding various offices since she came to Michigan. She is currently the East Central Division Competitions Coordinator for MTNA.
Dr. Wiley received the nomination for Teacher of the Year for the MTNA national level (2013); received the Teacher of the Year Award from the Michigan Music Teachers Association (2013); and received the Touchstone Award (2014) through the Michigan Music Teachers Association and the Michigan Youth Arts Council. In her spare time, Dr. Wiley has authored articles that have appeared in the American Music Teacher Magazine, Keyboard Companion, Clavier magazines, and the Clavier-Companion (Clavier and Clavier-Companion are now PIANO). Wiley reviewed the book, One-Handed: A Guide to Piano Music for One Hand for the Journal of the Music Library Association, and has been a frequently invited reviewer of piano music and books for the Music Teachers National Association’s American Music Teacher magazine and the PIANO, and recently joined the PIANO as a staff reviewer.
Dr. Wiley’s specialty is one-handed piano music: she has written articles on the topic, delivered workshops at the state, mid-west, national and international levels. She was invited to present at the International Society of Music Education in Brazil, 2014, Glasgow, Scotland, 2016, and at the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers National Conference in Canada, 2015 and 2019. She will present at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy this summer, 2019, as well.
Summer finds Dr. Wiley as the coordinator of the junior piano camps at the Illinois Summer Youth Music Program’s piano camp, where she has been on the ISYM teaching faculty for over 14 years.