Associate Professor of Music
Location: CPAC 219F
Phone: (657) 278-8238
Please contact the Music Office
(657) 278-3511 for current office hours
408K, Chamber Music, Keyboard
467 A,B,C, Piano Pedagogy
466, Pedagogy Observation and Internship
477, Piano Pedagogy Practicum
567, Seminar in Piano Pedagogy
Alison Edwards, Associate Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, has performed nationally and internationally as soloist and chamber musician, including engagements in the United States and China. She has been featured concerto soloist with orchestras including the Peninsula Symphony, the Marina-del-Rey Westchester Symphony, the Rio Hondo Symphony and others. With long-time duo partner, Ernest Salem, Professor of Violin at the CSUF School of Music, Edwards completed residencies for music programs including the Shenandoah Conservatory, Blair School of Music, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Florida State University, Central Michigan University and Hope University.
As leader of the Piano Pedagogy Program in the School of Music, Edwards has been passionate and active as a piano pedagogy lecturer and clinician. In this capacity, she completed residencies for the piano pedagogy programs at Southern Methodist University and the University of Arizona, appeared at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, and presented various topics in pedagogy and performance for the various branches of the Music Teachers’ Association of California. As masterclass clinician, she has taught for the Sara Compinsky Masterclass Series, the Orange County School of the Arts, and college/university programs. A former long-time student of Earle Voorhies, Edwards completed her undergraduate studies at California State University, Fullerton, and her graduate studies at the University of Southern California with Daniel Pollock and Dr. Stewart Gordon.
Currently, Edwards serves as Piano and Organ Coordinator in the School of Music, where she has been a full-time faculty member since 2007.