Dr. Lynn Worcester is a versatile artist who maintains an active solo and collaborative performance career. Beginning her piano studies at the age four with her mother, she has performed solo and chamber recitals throughout the United States, Italy and Vienna. She has won numerous national awards and prizes and has performed with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and in national and international summer festivals including the Atlantic Music Festival. Dr. Worcester has performed as a collaborative pianist with artists in the two-piano and chamber medium, enjoys performing modern works, and has performed with composers such as Frederick Rzewski.
Dr. Worcester is regularly invited to speak, moderate, and present at professional conferences and events. She has presented at the MTNA Collegiate Chapters Symposium, the Georgia Music Teachers Association State Conference, the Iowa State Music Teachers Association State Conference, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers State Conference, the MTNA National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum, and The College Music Society Conferences. She produces a wide range of academic writings in leading keyboard journals including Clavier Companion, Piano Pedagogy Forum, Proceedings of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy 2017, and in the MTNA e-journal.
At UTC she teaches applied piano, piano ensemble, piano literature, and piano pedagogy courses, and serves as the Coordinator of the Keyboard Area. Before moving to Tennessee, Dr. Worcester was the Coordinator of the University of Northern Iowa's Group Piano and Graduate Piano Pedagogy Programs in Cedar Falls, Iowa. While at UNI, she established a collegiate chapter through MTNA and served as Faculty Advisor for UNI’s new MTNA Collegiate Chapter. As a member of the Iowa Music Teachers Association, she served as the IMTA Foundation Chair state representative for MTNA. Prior to her time in Iowa, Dr. Worcester served as Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia where she taught applied piano, piano ensemble, accompanying, coordinated the group piano program, and served as Director of Piano Pedagogy. From 2013-2016, she was on piano faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. In Orange County, California, Dr. Worcester was a busy member of the Music Teacher’s Association of California from 2000 to 2010 and maintained an active and high-achieving private studio of all ages.
Dr. Worcester is a dedicated educator and has earned the MTNA Professional Certification designation of a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM). She earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Baylor University, and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from California State University, Fullerton where she also earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. She has studied piano and piano pedagogy with Jane Magrath, Barbara Fast, Krassimira Jordan, Lesley McAllister, Eduardo Delgado, and Martha Baker-Jordan.