Join Glenda Austin, James Wilding, and Nkululeko Zungu as they present the latest Hal Leonard and Willis publications for your studio! Glenda will introduce engaging new classical and pop duets to enhance collaborative music-making, while James and Nkululeko will share piano solo arrangements that feature the rich culture and traditional music of South Africa.
Glenda Austin is a pianist, arranger, and composer who writes piano music popular at all levels. She graduated from the University of Missouri (Columbia) with a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in piano performance. Glenda has over 40 years’ experience as an elementary and high school music teacher, and holds memberships in the Music Teachers National Association and Missouri Music Educators Association. A frequent adjudicator and clinician, she has presented workshops for teachers and students throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and Japan. In addition, she is adjunct faculty and pianist for the chorale and vocal department at Missouri Southern State University.
James Wilding is of British heritage and was born and raised in South Africa. Praised by the Cape Times as ‘highly original,’ his work has been enthusiastically championed in Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Senegal, Germany, Switzerland, Britain, Canada, and the United States. He is currently professor of composition and theory at the University of Akron.
South African-born composer Nkululeko Zungu is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. While his focus is on contemporary composition, he also taught piano for several years in both Cape Town and Colorado. He continues to place much importance on sharing his culture through writing and pedagogy and is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Georgia.
Charmaine Siagian received her BM and MM degrees in piano performance from Youngstown State University and her DMA in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. Originally from Sabah, Malaysia, Charmaine authored the Malay Folk Songs Collection published by Hal Leonard, where she is editor of educational piano.