Professor of Piano and Pedagogy
Dr. Adrienne Wiley is currently Professor of Music at Central Michigan University where she teaches and administers the piano pedagogy program at the bachelors and masters degree levels, and teaches applied and class piano. Dr. Wiley received her bachelors and masters 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
Because of Dr. Wiley's dual focus on performance and pedagogy, she has been active in both areas. She maintains an active performance career as a soloist and collaborative pianist. In addition, she has presented workshops throughout the mid-west region on such topics as piano music for one hand, motivational music, and intermediate piano literature, to name a few. At the national level, she has been invited and presented sessions for the National Piano Teachers Institute, and for the Music Teachers National Association Conferences. Within the states of Michigan and Nebraska, she has been a regular presenter for local music teachers associations.
Dr. Wiley is certified through the Music Teachers National Association at the state and national levels. She served MTNA as the National Senior Performance Competitions Coordinator for four years, and is now currerntly the President of the Michigan Music Teachers Association. She has also served on several select committees for MTNA, the Historical Research Committee for the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, and for the Michigan Music Teachers Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Wiley has authored articles that have appeared in Keyboard Companion and Clavier magazines. She has also reviewed books, 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. After school hours, you will find her teaching her private students, practicing both the piano and the organ, researching and writing, and performing her specialty: single-handed piano music. Her interest and love of one-handed piano music has resulted in her frist CD of teaching and concert-level works for one hand. The multi-media CD is the first of its kind, offering not only her performance of these works, but articles as well. Dr. Wiley and her husband, Scott, enjoy the company of their son, Cameron, who is an avid golfer.
Phone: (989) 774-1965