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Dr. Robert Pace is Professor Emeritus of Music Education at Teachers College Columbia Universit. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award in March 2003, at the Music Teachers National Association national convention. MTNA is the oldest professional music teachers' organization in the country.
Pace was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree and gave the commencement address at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, in May 2003. Pace has been a leader in music education for more than 40 years as a performer, teacher and author.
He first taught at Juilliard before becoming head of piano instruction at TC in 1952 and later the Chair of the Music Department. He was educational director of the National Piano Foundation from its inception in 1963 until 1977, when he became Executive Director of the International Piano Teaching Foundation.
Pace was a member of the original four-member committee appointed by President John F. Kennedy to make a study of music in the United States.
Robert Pace Faculty File
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