Christopher Madden

Christopher Madden
Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy

Contact Info
226 Grant Hall


Dr. Christopher Madden is Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he teaches piano pedagogy, applied piano, and oversees the keyboard skills curriculum.  His playing has earned him numerous scholarships and grants, allowing him to perform in festivals and master classes throughout the United States and Italy.

In addition to performing, Christopher has presented research at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum, Collegiate piano Pedagogy Symposium, and MTNA national conference.  He has also published articles in Clavier Companion and American Music Teacher.  Christopher's current research focuses on primary recordings—a term he uses to describe composers' recordings of their own works. In addition to collegiate-level teaching, Christopher is interested in andragogy (adult teaching).
Christopher holds degrees from University of Oklahoma (DMA in piano Performance and Pedagogy), Florida State University (MM in piano Pedagogy), and Pennsylvania State University (MA in Music Theory/History and BM in piano Performance).