From 1981 to 2009, Alys Terrien-Queen taught piano and piano ensemble in NEC's Preparatory School, School of Continuing Education, and College.
Terrien-Queen enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, scholar, and pedagogue. As a pianist, Terrien-Queen has presented solo and chamber music recitals throughout the U.S. in a varied repertoire ranging from music with period instruments to premières. She has performed concertos with New York and New England orchestras and is a founding member of the Onyx ensemble, with whom she toured for ten years, and the FireStar duo, whoseCD release Sea Tides & Time was celebrated by the Boston Globe as “superb.” Terrien-Queen has served as panelist for the Music Teachers' National Association, presented her research on practicing to the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy, the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, and the Harvard Dynamic Development Research Group, presented a paper on pianists' learning styles at Harvard Project Zero, written pedagogical articles for Keyboard Companion and American Music Teacher; and lectured on musical memory, learning theory, and psychological aspects of pedagogy for such groups as the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association and New England Piano Teachers' Association. As assistant director of the Brookline Music School, she designed a program in faculty development funded by a major grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Association, as well as Sound Stories, a model program of music and music therapy for preschoolers in the Brookline public schools.
B.A. cum laude, Barnard College; M.M., NEC. Additional studies at The Juilliard School of Music Preparatory Division, New York City's High School of Music & Art, Tanglewood Music Center, Université de Nice. Piano with Jacob Maxin, Ania Dorfmann, Kenneth Cooper, Herbert Stessin; chamber music with Gilbert Kalish, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Silverstein, Victor Rosenbaum, William Kroll, Alfred Loewenguth. Former faculty Longy School of Music, Wheaton College. Former assistant director, Brookline Music School.