Brief Description of Dr. Carney’s Teaching Qualifications
Over 20 years experience teaching children and adults of all ages and skill levels.
Professor of Music at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.
Students have received top prizes in local, regional, and international piano competitions.
Previously served on the faculty of North Central Texas College teaching music appreciation and as Coordinator of Instruction at The Master's Touch School of Music in the Dallas area.
As a university professor, Dr. Carney has taught applied piano, piano pedagogy, piano literature, chamber music, group piano, music theory/sight singing & ear training, and music appreciation.
2010, Doctor of Musical Arts, Major in Piano Performance: University of North Texas.
2002, Master of Music, Major in Piano Performance: Louisiana State University.
2000, Bachelor of Music, Major in Piano Performance: Missouri State University.
Dr. Carney was also a university administrator for several years and received his Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Numerous positions in professional associations including President of the Missouri Music Teachers Association (MTNA state affiliate).
Dr. Carney has been invited to present at numerous national and international conferences throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. National and international conferences include those of the Music Teachers National Association, European Association for Music in Schools, World Piano Conference, College Music Society, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and others.
Frequent adjudicator of piano competitions and festivals.
Dr. Carney’s professional affiliations include the Music Teachers National Association, Missouri Music Techers Association, Springfield Music Teachers Association, the College Music Society, and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.
Solo and chamber concerts throughout the US and Europe.
Competitive performances have yielded many top prizes including first place in the Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Competition, first place in the Missouri Music Teachers’ Association State Auditions (upper level, collegiate), and special recognition as a Presser Scholar. (click here to find out more about Dr. Carney’s performing background).