Member, Commission on Accreditation
Elected November 2018; term ends November 2021
Cathy Albergo is Professor of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University, and served as Director
of the Bower School of Music and the Arts from 2012 – 2018. She previously served as Chair
at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois and the University of North Carolina at
Wilmington. Professor Albergo is a nationally recognized authority on piano instruction and is
a frequent lecturer, adjudicator, and workshop clinician. She is co-author of Piano Repertoire:
A Guide for Teachers, published by Stipes Publishing Co., and the Celebration Series Handbook
for Teachers, as well as the elementary piano method, Celebrate Piano!
Professor Albergo is a past President of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association, and served as National Certification Chair of the Music Teachers National Association. She has served on the NASM Board of Directors as Chair of Region 4.
She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Music from Southern Methodist University, and a Doctor of Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Updated January 2019