• BM, piano performance, Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts
  • MM, piano pedagogy, Temple University
  • PhD, music education and piano pedagogy, University of Oklahoma

Joann Kirchner has published in American Music Teacher, Keyboard Companion, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Piano Guild Notes and Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. She has presented at the 2011 World Piano Conference, the National Music Teachers Convention, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the College Music Society National Conference, the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities and for numerous state and local music teachers organizations. Kirchner is active in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and is immediate past Co-President for the Philadelphia Music Teachers Association. Kirchner is also Co-Chair of the Research Committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Her research interests include musical performance anxiety, the relationship between flow and musical performance anxiety and intermediate teaching repertoire. 

Works and Publications 

Dynamic Duos:  Energize and Synergize While Teaching Piano Duets” in American Music Teacher 61(5), April/May 2012.          

Incorporating Flow into Practice and Performance” in Work:  A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation 40(3), November 2011.

Preparation is Key to Success” in Piano Guild Notes, Fall 2010.

“The Relationship Between Performance Anxiety and Flow” in Medical Problems of Performing Artists 23(2), June 2008.

“Managing Musical Performance Anxiety” in American Music Teacher 54(3), December/January 2004/2005.

 “Are We Helping our Students Face the Perils of Performing?”  in For the Record, Fall 2004.

“A Qualitative Inquiry into Musical Performance Anxiety” in Medical Problems of Performing Artists 18(2), June 2003.

“Helping Students Deal with Performance Anxiety” in For the Record, Fall 2002.

“What Resource Materials are Available for Teachers of Adult Leisure Students?” in Keyboard Companion 10(3), Autumn 1999.