Margaret (Meggie) Young, NCTM is associate professor of music and coordinator of music at The Ohio State University–Lima. In addition to teaching music courses, Meggie directs the Honors Program for students attending the Lima campus and serves as the faculty advisor for a variety of undergraduate clubs and organizations including Ohio State Lima’s a cappella group, REEDefined.
Young’s passion lies in the developing accessible and relevant curricula for undergraduate students—specifically the development of functional piano skills for music majors. This research interest has led to additional investigations into the role of technology in piano classes, the applicability of piano proficiency examinations, and pathways to successful outcomes for undergraduate music students. Her research has been published in national and international journals; she frequently travels to present her findings to various music teacher organizations including the College Music Society, the International Society of Music Education, Research in International Music Education, Music Education and Technology, and the Music Teacher’s National Association.
On the Lima campus, Young teaches most of the music courses offered including piano lessons and group piano classes, as well as introductory classes on Western art music, the history of Broadway, and survey courses in American music and rock ‘n’ roll. Her students describe her teaching style as welcoming, engaging and entertaining.
Young was recently honored with the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2017 from The Ohio State University at Lima, and was awarded Best Research Poster in 2017 and 2015 from the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy. In 2014, Young became a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. She also serves as a member in several professional organizations including the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy Conference Planning Committee for Young Professionals, the Research Commission for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy; she is the chair for the Northwest Division of the Buckeye Auditions for the Ohio Music Teachers Association.
A native of Minneapolis, MN, Young received her undergraduate degree in piano performance and music management from Luther College (Decorah, IA), master’s degrees in piano performance and collaborative piano from Bowling Green State University, and a DMA in Music and Human Learning with piano pedagogy emphasis from the University of Texas at Austin.