Mrs. Joan Parker
PIANO, PIANO PEDAGOGY, SACRED IMPROVISATION, THEORY/COMPOSITION
M. A., B. S.
JOAN PARKER was born and reared in Jamaica, the daughter of missionary parents. She holds both the BS in Music Education and MA in Piano degrees from Bob Jones University as a student of Alice Gingery. She also pursued postgraduate studies at the University of North Texas.
As teacher and performer, Mrs. Parker is a successful university studio and classroom teacher. She served for 42 years as a distinguished member of the Bob Jones University music faculty in Greenville, SC. There Mrs. Parker taught both group and private piano, piano pedagogy courses, and supervised the piano minor and senior pedagogy internship programs. Having founded professional private piano studios, both in the United States and abroad, she adjudicates regularly for local and regional music organizations and festivals. Joan Parker remains actively engaged in a wide variety of professional collaborative performance ventures.
Mrs. Parker is also a published sacred arranger. Her piano and instrumental arrangements are available from C & L Enterprises and Pinner Publications. She serves as pianist in her church, where she and her husband, Mark, are active in the music program. One of her great joys has been to take musical mission trips with the entire family back to the Caribbean, and to Europe and Canada, performing both classical and sacred concerts in a variety of venues. Joan Parker is delighted to serve as a valued member of the Majesty Music Academy faculty.