Dr. Karen Buckland

  • Coordinator Keyboard Division, Piano, Music History, Accompanying
  • BM, Mansfield University
  • MM, University of SC
  • DMA, University of SC
  • Office Phone: 833-8467 kbuck@presby.edu

KAREN WISSER BUCKLAND, pianist, is Professor of Music and the Director of Keyboard Studies at Presbyterian College. Dr. Buckland is the artistic director of the annual PC Piano Clinic held at Presbyterian College and the faculty advisor for the Gamma Omicron chapter of Delta Omicron at Presbyterian College. Karen teaches Applied Piano, the PC Piano Ensemble, Piano Methods, Functional Keyboard Skills, Music of the World’s Cultures, and Music History. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Mansfield University, and earned a Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of South Carolina. Her teachers include Raymond Dudley, John Adams, William Goode, and Max Camp.

Active as a soloist and collaborator, adjudicator, and guest lecturer, Dr. Buckland has performed throughout the Southeast, Pennsylvania, Washington, Alaska, and Canada. Dr. Buckland adjudicated the 2012 Alaska Piano Competition held at the University of Alaska-Anchorage and presented Piano Techniques and Effects in Piano Music: An Historical Approach to Pedaling at a workshop for the Alaska MusicTeachers Association. She also adjudicated and conducted master classes for the Alaska Music Teachers Association. Dr. Buckland recently presented a performance lecture entitled Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870): The Forgotten Pianist Composer and his Etudes, Op. 70a. With her husband, Jim, Karen is co-founder of Ludlamshöhle, a chamber ensemble dedicated to nineteenth-century music. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the South Carolina Music Teacher Association, and the Greenwood Music Teachers Association. Dr. Buckland is the organist at First Presbyterian Church in Clinton.


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