Professor of Music; Coordinator of Piano Activities; Sabbatical FA 2010
BME, Illinois Wesleyan University; MA, University of Denver; DA, University of Northern Colorado
Dr. Graff also teaches pre-college piano students, and oversees the community young piano students at PSU. In addition, she directs the Plymouth Digital Keyboard Orchestra for young students and has many digital keyboard works published by Ogilvy Music in Denton, Texas: concertos, original works, arrangements of orchestral compositions and arrangements of Christmas carols.
She has served Music Teachers National Association for two terms as the National Coordinator of the MTNA Collegiate Artist Performance Competition and as National Chair of the MTNA Composition and Performance Competitions. As past-president of MTNA Eastern Division, she completed a two-year term on the Board of Directors in March 2004 and served as Chair of the Collegiate Chapter Forum and Chair of the Collegiate Chapter Task Force. She also served two two-year terms on the national nominating committee. She has had several articles published in the American Music Teacher, on Festivals and Competitions, on MTNA Collegiate Chapters, and several reviews of piano ensemble music. A past Certification Commissioner, one of seven on the national board, Dr. Graff worked in administering the MTNA Professional Certification program, which exists to improve the level of professionalism in music teaching. In addition, she has held many offices in the New Hampshire Music Teachers Association and is currently the Immediate-Past President, as well as serving as Vice-President for Competitions.