Marvin Blickenstaff

Marvin Blickenstaff, M.Mus. Professor of Music; B.Mus., Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 1959; Dankstipendium, Frankfurt Hochshule for Musik, 1960; M.Mus., Indiana University, 1961. GC, 1978.

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Professional Activities: Marvin Blickenstaff joined the Goshen College faculty in 1978 after having served as chairman of piano instruction at the University of North Carolin/Chapel Hill During the 1992-1993 academic year, he was Professor of Music at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C.

Blickenstaff is known throughout the country as a recitalist and lecturer. His lecturing includes national and state conventions of the Music Teachers National Association and workshops with local music teacher organizations throughout the USA. In 1990, he was honored by the Indiana Music Teachers Association with the Teacher of the Year citation. For eight consecutive summers he has served on the faculty of the International Workshops in Austria, Canada, France, Scotland, Norway and Switzerland. In 1997, he was invited by the Registered Piano Teachers of New Zealand for a 15-lecture tour of that country. In that same year he was selected to present the featured master class at the MTNA national convention.

Music Pathways, a 36-book series for beginning piano students, was co-authored by Blickenstaff, Louise Bianchi, and Lynn Freeman Olson. He has recently co-authored the extensive Celebration Series: A Handbook for Teachers. Blickenstaff has served on the editorial board of the American Music Teacher and is an Associate Editor of the quarterly Keyboard Companion.

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