Janci Ablard Bronson joined the Iowa State University Department of Music in 2011 teaching Class Piano and Piano Pedagogy courses. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Music Education with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma where she studied pedagogy with Dr. Barbara Fast and Dr. Jane Magrath.
While at the University of Oklahoma, Ms. Bronson co-instructed undergraduate piano pedagogy (2010-2011), instructed class piano, and taught sophomore level aural skills. While serving as the president of the University of Oklahoma MTNA chapter, the group was awarded the 2007 MTNA-Benjamin Whitten Collegiate Chapter of the Year.
Ms. Bronson holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma where she studied piano with Dr. Edward Gates. A Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude in Piano Performance is held from Kansas State University. Ms. Bronson was named the Pi Kappa Lambda Most Outstanding Music Major (2002-2005), 2004 Presser Scholar, and inducted into Phi Kappa Phi National Academic Honor Society and Golden Key National Honor Society.
Prior to joining the Iowa State faculty, Ms. Bronson taught class piano at Oklahoma Baptist University, applied piano lessons and a keyboard readiness group class in the Oklahoma Baptist University preparatory department, and maintained an active private piano studio in Norman, Oklahoma. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels, frequently adjudicating piano festivals and competitions, and staying active within MTNA and their state and local affiliations. Ms. Bronson's current research investigates self-assessment within the pre-college piano studio.