Lindsey Vickers is a Doctoral candidate in Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina. She studies piano with Dr. Marina Lomazov, and piano pedagogy with Dr. Scott Price and Dr. Sara Ernst. In May 2014, Lindsey graduated with a M.M., Piano Pedagogy from the University of South Carolina, and holds a B.M., Music Performance from Appalachian State University, earned in 2011. While at Appalachian State, Lindsey was recipient of the Presser Foundation Scholarship. In 2007, Lindsey won the Richard R. Deas Student Concerto Competition and performed with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. Internationally, Lindsey has had the privilege to study music, literature, and art in Vienna, Austria in 2012. In 2013, she performed solo works and chamber music in the Burgos International Music Festival in Burgos, Spain.
Currently, Lindsey serves as the Assistant Director of the Southeastern Piano Festival at the USC School of Music. The past three years, Lindsey has been an associate at the Southeastern Piano Festival, and in 2014 served as Chair of the Young Jury of the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition. Lindsey has previously served as a graduate assistant in group piano, choral accompanying, and studio accompanying, appointments she held during her Master’s degree and first year of her doctorate at USC.
Serving as an officer for the Collegiate Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) at USC, Lindsey is Vice President, and has previously held titles President and Treasurer, respectively. An active member of MTNA, Lindsey has presented research at three national conferences in Anaheim, CA, Chicago, IL, and Las Vegas, NV, through collegiate chapter group presentations and individual poster sessions. Lindsey has presented poster sessions at the last four annual conferences of the South Carolina Music Teachers Association. She has also presented her research at the MTNA Piano Pedagogy Symposium at Brigham Young University in Utah and at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
In addition to these academic responsibilities, Lindsey serves as a piano teacher at the Center for Piano Studies at USC and Freeway Music in Columbia, South Carolina, and is the pianist at Cayce First Baptist Church in Cayce, South Carolina. As a piano teacher, Lindsey enjoys helping students to reach their goals as musicians. From young beginners to more advanced students to adults who have always wanted take piano lessons, Lindsey teaches all age groups and levels, and particularly enjoys teaching hymns, hymn arrangements, and classical literature.