Nancy Paddleford, Professor of Music: Piano. B.M. and M.M., Indiana University; D.M.A. University of Minnesota. Her teachers of piano included György Sebök, Alfonso Montecino, and Bernhard Weiser, and she studied chamber music with Janos Starker and Joseph Gingold. A member of the Department of Music of St. Olaf College since 1974, Paddleford’s teaching areas are piano performance, chamber music, and piano pedagogy. Paddleford has served as Artist-in- Residence at the University of Costa Rica and has performed various times at the International Festival of Music in Costa Rica and at the Monteverde Music Festival. Active as a chamber and solo recitalist in the United States and Central America, a number of her performances and interviews have been broadcast on radio in the U.S. and abroad. Paddleford was one of five judges from Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, and the United States for the María Clara Cullell Teixido International Piano Competition for Central America and the Caribbean. She served four years on the Board of Directors of the Perpich Center, a Minnesota agency that promotes arts education. She is the recipient of the Pro Lingua Award for promoting cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Latin America, and of the NCCLA Award of Merit for work that has included performing Latin American music on U.S. piano tours. Paddleford gave an invited Mellby Lecture to the St. Olaf community about her life’s work in music and received the Gertrude Hilleboe Award for supporting students in their out- of-class learning.