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Gail Berenson, Professor Emerita of Piano at Ohio University, Athens, is a dedicated teacher, passionate chamber music collaborator, author and noted expert on musician wellness issues, and the recipient of the 2002 Ohio University School of Music’s Distinguished Teaching Award. A powerful advocate on musicians’ health issues, she serves as Chair of the College Music Society’s Committee on Musicians’ Health, Chair of the ISME Musicians’ Health and Wellness Special Interest Group and was the initial chair and continuing member of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy’s Committee on Pianists’ Wellness. She continues to be an active and passionate collaborative pianist, and has performed and lectured across the U.S. and in ten countries. A Past President of Music Teachers National Association, an association of 23,000 members, she was the recipient of the 2015 MTNA Distinguished Service Award.


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