Christopher Madden

Christopher Madden
Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Contact Info
226 Grant Hall


Dr. Christopher Madden is Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the UMKC Conservatory, 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 throughout the United States, Canada, and Italy. Active in both publishing and presenting, Christopher’s most recent work includes Technique through Repertoire, a two-volume series of excerpt books for intermediate pianists co-authored with Dr. Jani Parsons.  He is also serving as the editor for The Cambridge Companion to Piano Pedagogy, a forthcoming publication that seeks to provide pianists and teachers with a comprehensive overview of best practices in twenty-first-century piano teaching.

Christopher has published articles in American Music Teacher and Piano Magazine, and in 2021, he received “Article of the Year” for a co-authored publication in the MTNA e-Journal.  He has presented masterclasses and workshops at piano pedagogy conferences in China (Harbin Conservatory) and Korea (Ewha Womans University and Korean Piano Pedagogy Association).  Within the United States, he regularly presents workshops for the Music Teachers National Association, College Music Society, and National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.