Since 2005, Dr. Ann Gipson has served as Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Piano Pedagogy at TCU specializing in teaching piano pedagogy and group piano. In addition to teaching piano pedagogy, she teaches class piano and directs the Pedagogy Laboratory Program, a program of group and individual instruction for pre-college students. Prior to her appointment to TCU, she held faculty positions at Baylor University, Oklahoma Baptist University, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Delta State University, and the University of Kentucky.
She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Eastern Illinois University and both a Master of Music degree and the Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma, where she studied piano with Dr. Jane Magrath and piano pedagogy with Dr. Jane Magrath and Dr. E. L. Lancaster.
Her articles have appeared in Clavier, AMT, Keyboard Companion, Alfred Piano Rendezvous, and Piano Pedagogy Forum. She has served as a clinician and adjudicator in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Kentucky and has appeared on the programs of the MTNA National Conference and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. In addition, Gipson enjoys collaborative performing and has accompanied numerous choral festivals.
She has been an active member of MTNA since 1978, holding the state offices of Oklahoma state President, President-elect, and Vice president of Local Associations and Collegiate Chapters. At the national level, she was Conference Program Chair for the 2004 and 2005 MTNA National Conferences, and served on committees for Collegiate Certification and the RMM/Group Specialist Program. She has served as MTNA President-elect, MTNA President (2009-2011), and MTNA Immediate Past President. She served as the co-chair of the Committee on Collegiate Pedagogy Teaching for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and currently, she serves as the certification chair for the Fort Worth Music Teachers Association.
Gipson was named a Coleman Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellow, 2011-2013, was selected as the 2017 OMTA Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, and in 2018 received the Distinguished Service Award from Music Teachers National Association. In 2019 she received an Outstanding Service Award by the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and in 2020 received the Outstanding Collegiate Teacher Award by Texas Music Teachers Association. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda national music honor society and holds the MTNA Professional Certification with the designation, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM).
MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) Distinguished Service Award (2018)
OMTA (Oklahoma Music Teachers Association) Distinguished Teacher of the Year (2017)
Coleman Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellow (2011-2013)
TCU College of Fine Arts Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award (2022)
TMTA (Texas Music Teachers Association) Outstanding Collegiate Teacher Award (2020)
NCKP (National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy) Outstanding Service Award (2019)
Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Professional Certification through MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) since 1998.
Music Teachers National Association
Texas Music Teachers Association
Fort Worth Music Teachers Association
Pi Kappa Lambda
Past President, MTNA National President
Past President, OMTA State President