2023 Adjudicators

Kimberley Sundell

Classical Piano

Level 1 (Virtual)

Kimberley SundellKimberley Sundell has been instructing students of all levels for over twenty-five years in piano, rudiments, history, harmony and pedagogy. Her students consistently win awards at festivals, successfully complete scholarship and university entrance auditions and have been invited to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in NYC.

As a teen, Kimberley started studies with Dr. Joan Miller, and continued with her into university. She completed her ARCT diplomas with Caron Whitlaw-Hiebert. During this time, she participated in master classes for Dr. Judy Kehler-Siebert, Dr. Laura Loewen, Michael Oike, Eric Lussier, and Harold Lugsdin.

Kimberley completed a M.A. in Piano Pedagogy through the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa. Her thesis analyzed the inclusion of comprehensive musicianship elements in beginner piano method books. She presented her thesis research at conferences for CFMTA in Halifax (2013), MTNA in Anaheim (2013), NCKP in Chicago (2011), and the Multidisciplinary Research in Music Pedagogy International Conference Ottawa (2010).

M.A. in Piano Pedagogy, University of Ottawa, Ontario
B.G.S./B.Ed. (early years music), Brandon University, Manitoba
ARCT (Piano Pedagogy), Royal Conservatory of Music
ARCT (Piano Performance), Royal Conservatory of Music