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Janet Tschida

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences,
Department of Music

Janet Tschida teaches pedagogy and keyboard courses. She also supervises pedagogy internships in addition to serving as director of the community music program. As a teacher, she strives to actively involve students in every class, combining course content with hands-on learning opportunities.

“Teaching is in my DNA…it’s what I love doing, and I’m grateful to have a career I enjoy so much,” Ms. Tschida says. “Working with the caliber of students and colleagues Maranatha attracts is a wonderful privilege. In addition to caring about our students’ academic and musical formation at Maranatha, we can openly care deeply about our students’ spiritual formation.”

Education and Credentials

MA Music Education, Piano Pedagogy Concentration, University of St. Thomas

BA Music, Maranatha Baptist University

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Campus Involvement: Director of Maranatha Music Prep School; Piano Track coordinator for MBU’s Great Lakes Music Festival and Music and Drama Camp; Facilitator of MBU’s High School Piano Competition

Recent Speaking Engagements: Seminars at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP), the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association, the Illinois/Indiana Association of Christian Schools, Keystone Association of Christian Schools, and the Rock River Music Teachers Association

Church Ministry: Ms. Tschida is involved in music and children’s ministry.

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Organizations: Chairperson for the Frances Clark Center’s Young Musicians Committee (NCKP); Nationally Certified (NCTM) by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA) and MTNA

Community Involvement: Volunteer for the Wisconsin Emergency Preparedness Team; Coordinates music performances for retirement centers

Other activities and interests: Ms. Tschida enjoys pickleball, paddle boarding, jet skiing, biking, and playing with her dog, Sadie