November 14, 2011

Salem Faculty Member Elected NCMTA Leader

Dr. Thomas Swenson, Director of the Salem College Center for Musical Excellence, has been elected President-Elect of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association (NCMTA). Swenson will serve two years as President-Elect before becoming President (serving a two-year term).

Swenson is a nationally-recognized leader in the field of piano pedagogy, and is highly regarded for his work in group piano, applied piano lessons, music theory, music technology and composition. In addition to his work at Salem College, he teaches courses in class piano, piano pedagogy and music theory at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is a regular piano instructor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro Summer Music Camp program.

The NCMTA counts more than 600 members across the state. The primary purpose of NCMTA is the advancement of musical knowledge and education through discussion, investigation, performance, publication, and the promotion of the general welfare of music teachers in the state of North Carolina. Activities of this organization are aimed at the promotion of the art of music and the advancement of musical knowledge both by disseminating the knowledge of educational activities and by promoting the appreciation of music throughout the state.