Lynn Worcester Jones

Dr. Lynn Worcester Jones is a dedicated performer-scholar and serves as Associate Professor, Keyboard Area Coordinator at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she teaches piano, piano literature, piano pedagogy, and collaborative piano. She is a versatile artist who maintains an active solo and collaborative performance career. Beginning her piano studies at the age of four with her mother, Eiki Paik Worcester, she has performed solo and chamber recitals throughout the United States, Italy and Austria. She has won numerous national awards and prizes and has performed with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and in international summer festivals including the Vienna International Piano Academy, Vienna Music Seminar at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria, Tyrolean International Piano Academy (Innsbruck) and the Atlantic Music Festival.

Dr. Jones has performed as a collaborative pianist with artists in two-piano and chamber ensembles and has championed works by living women composers. Active as a presenter and educator, she continues to be invited to present workshops at state, regional and national conferences, lead masterclasses and adjudicate competitions and festivals. Her students have won Tennessee Music Teachers Association collegiate-category competitions, academic and music awards, university concerto competitions, earned scholarships and assistantships to top MM and PhD programs, won a tenure-track academic position, opened new piano studios throughout the country, and have been accepted into the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts.

Additionally, Dr. Jones has presented sessions at the Music Teachers National Association Conference, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, MTNA Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum, MusicEdConnect, College Music Society, and state conferences for the Georgia MTA, Iowa MTA, Tennessee MTA, and California Association of Professional Music Teachers. She will be presenting sessions both at the 2024 MTNA National Conference and 2024 GP3 Conferences this upcoming year on the topic of motivation entitled, “The Key to Lifelong Piano Study: How Autonomy Fosters Intrinsic Motivation.” Dr. Jones publishes a wide range of academic writings in American Music Teacher, Piano Pedagogy Forum, and The Piano Magazine and has an upcoming article in American Music Teacher titled, “Priming Gen Z to Save the Arts.” She has been serving on the Editorial Board of American Music Teacher since 2021. Dr. Jones earned the DMA from the University of Oklahoma, MM from Baylor University, and MM and BM from California State University, Fullerton.