Theresa Camilli

Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy &
Music Education
M.A. - Music Therapy, University of Iowa
PhD - Music Education, Piano Pedagogy emphasis, University of Oklahoma

Office: 63, Russell Hall
Phone: (319) 273-7156
Email: Theresa.Camilli@uni.edu


Theresa Chardos Camilli joined the University of Northern Iowa’s School of Music in 2010 teaching Group Piano, Applied Piano, and Piano Pedagogy courses. Prior to studying as a doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy from Loyola University in New Orleans. She completed her Master’s degree in Music Therapy at the University of Iowa and has worked as a board-certified Music Therapist. Theresa previously held a faculty position at the University of South Carolina teaching Applied Piano and Piano Pedagogy courses. She also served as the Piano Division Coordinator of USC’s Community Music School.

Theresa enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities in both group and private settings. Active in both the fields of music education and music therapy, Theresa continues to present research at local, regional, and national conferences. She is the Editor of the Iowa Music Teachers Association Magazine. Her research interests include areas such as the development of a music student's self-concept, teaching individuals with special needs, the effects of peer teaching, professional development of music therapists, and environmental factors that influence piano study. Theresa received the 2011 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy "Best Research Paper" Award. She presented this paper, "Parental and Personality Factors that Predict Length of Piano Study," at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy's conference in Chicago.