Music Department
Holloway Hall

Dr. Linda E. Cockey


Linda CockeyLinda Cockey, Professor of Music, teaches piano, music history, form and analysis and wellness in performance. Her education background includes a DMA from The Catholic University of America in piano pedagogy, a MM degree from Temple University in music theory and a BA degree from Lebanon Valley College in piano performance. She studied piano with William Fairlamb, Susan Starr, Bela Nagy, Barbara English Maris and Thomas Mastroianni.

Linda Cockey is known nationally for her research on musician wellness and her annotated bibliography on the subject has been published annually in the American Music Teacher journal for over twenty-five years and is now an on-line database on The Music Teacher’s National Association’s website. She is a wellness committee member for the National Keyboard Pedagogy Conference where she has presented her research. She has also done presentations for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), The Maryland State Music Teachers Association and the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, New York. In 2013-2015, Cockey will be a member of the editorial board for MTNA’s ejournal. A partial bibliography focusing on wellness resources for piano has been included in Famous Pianist’s and Their Technique by Reginald Gerig published in 2006 by Indiana University Press.

She served as chair of the Music department at Salisbury University from 2003-2012 and under her guidance, the music program received accreditation from the National Association of Schools in Music for the first time. Under her leadership the department more than doubled in student and faculty growth, launched the first music technology track in the state of Maryland, obtained all new university owned pianos and went through two NASM accreditations. In 2012, she received the Fulton School of Liberal Arts Annual Department Chair’s Award for excellent service. In recent years, she has become an accreditation evaluator for the National Association of Schools in Music. She is also on the Academic Leadership and Administration Committee for the College Music Society (CMS) and has presented at the National Association of Schools in Music (NASM) on Crisis Management. In 2010 she was invited to write about leadership and her article “A Chair’s Tool Box” was published in CMS’s Newsletter.


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