Faculty/Staff Profile

Carol Gingerich

Carol Gingerich, Ed.D.C.T.

Associate Professor of Music, Piano, Piano Pedagogy

Phone: 678-839-6273 | Fax: 678-839-6259

Email:  cginger@westga.edu

Office: Humanities Building 335


Dr. Carol Gingerich joined the music department in 1999. She is a graduate of Columbia University, Teachers College (NY) from which she received a Doctor of Education in the College Teaching of Music degree. There she studied piano with Karl Ulrich Schnabel and piano pedagogy with Robert Pace. She holds a Master of Music in Piano Accompanying and Coaching degree from Westminster Choir College (NJ) where she studied with Dalton Baldwin, Margo Garrett and Martin Katz. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). She has been Assistant Professor of Piano at Tabor College (KS), Adjunct Assistant Professor of Piano at Rider University (NJ) and has been a piano pedagogy instructor in Westminster Choir College’s “Professional Development Certificate” program while also teaching piano at the Westminster Conservatory of Music. She has been staff accompanist at Trenton State College (NJ), Mercer County High School for the Performing Arts (NJ) and the Princeton Ballet Society (NJ). During the summer of 2002 she was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, Teachers College, studying and researching adult learning theory.
As a scholar Dr. Gingerich’s research focuses on the French piano style and she has written a dissertation titled “The French Piano Style of Fauré and Debussy: Cultural Aesthetics, Performance Style Characteristics and Pedagogical Implications”. In October of 2001 she presented “Visual Images in Debussy’s Piano Music” at the World Piano Pedagogy Convention (FL) and then in November of 2001 she presented “Function and Examples of Parody and Imitation in the French Piano Style of Claude Debussy” at the International Conference on Parody and Imitation (GA). She has given numerous lecture/recitals on this topic. The other topic of interest to Dr. Gingerich is the understanding of students’s differing learning styles and their applications to music.

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • MUSC-2501 (Keyboard Skills III)    
    • MUSC-2502 (Keyboard Skills IV)    
    • MUSC-2600A (Principal Applied: Piano)    
    • MUSC-2800A (Small Ensemble:Keyboard Ensmbl)    
    • MUSC-4171 (Keyboard Literature Bef 1825)    
    • MUSC-4175 (Collaborative Keybrd Skills I)    
    • MUSC-4183 (Piano Pedagogy III)    
    • MUSC-4184 (Piano Pedagogy IV)    
    • MUSC-4600A (Principal Applied: Piano)    
    • MUSC-4610A (Secondary Applied: Piano)    
    • MUSC-4800A (Small Ensemble:Keyboard Ensmbl)    
    • MUSC-5171 (Keyboard Lit Before 1825)    
    • MUSC-5175 (Collaborative Keybrd Skills I)    
    • MUSC-5183 (Piano Pedagogy III)    
    • MUSC-5184 (Piano Pedagogy IV)    
    • MUSC-5800A (Small Ensemble:Keyboard Ensmbl)    
    • MUSC-6600A (Principal Applied:Piano)