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Alice Ballard
Piano and Organ

Alice Ballard

Reeves Hall, Room 239

Piano/Organ Studio Information

B.M. Ed., Mississippi State University
M.M. Ed., University of Oklahoma

Alice Ballard has earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees magna cum laude in Piano Pedagogy from Mississippi State University and The University of Oklahoma. In addition, she has completed all graduate coursework toward a PhD at The University of Oklahoma. During her studies at MSU, Ms. Ballard received both the Thomas and Merchants & Farmers Bank Endowed Scholarships. While at OU, she was awarded the Kendall and Derdeyn Scholarships.

In her undergraduate years, Ms. Ballard studied piano with Dr. Duncan J. MacMillan and later completed applied graduate studies with Dr. Edward Gates. While at The University of Oklahoma School of Music, she served as a graduate teaching assistant and accompanied both the University Choir and University Chamber Ensemble. Also, she accompanied students in master classes given by visiting artist Marilyn Horne.

Currently, Ms. Ballard is the Vice President for Pre-College Performances of the Mississippi Music Teachers Association and holds national certification through Music Teachers National Association. She is a past president of both the Golden Triangle Music Forum (MTNA Affiliate) and Nocturne Music Club (NFMC Affiliate). Ms. Ballard teaches Applied and Class Piano, Organ, Music Survey, and virtual Music Appreciation at Hinds Community College. In addition, she is the accompanist for the Hinds Community College Choir, Chamber Choir, and Clefs