Vicki Conway has been on the faculty of the University of Texas at Tyler since 1984. She graduated summa cum laude from Stephen F. Austin State University with a double major in piano and organ performance, receiving the Lenvill Martin Outstanding Music Graduate Award. She earned a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Baylor University and completed additional graduate study at the University of Oklahoma with Jane Magrath. Ms. Conway has served as organist in many churches, and is currently organist at Greggton United Methodist Church in Longview. She is an active performer, presenting duo piano recitals with Mary Tidwell and collaborative performances with musicians throughout the East Texas region. She studies piano with Sheila Paige and became a faculty member of the Keyboard Wellness Seminar in 2009.
Ms. Conway initiated a Developmental Fitness program in 1998, and has conducted numerous workshops and clinics showing the relationships between gross motor skills, cognitive processing, memory, and performing skills. Topics have included Performance and Test Anxiety, Dominance Profiles, Assessing Skills for the Transfer Student, Brain Games, and Developmental Fitness Evaluations. Her engagements have included numerous public and private schools and music teachers’ associations, Coppell Conservatory, the 2000 Texas Music Educator’s Association (TMEA) Convention, 2002 – 2009 Piano Wellness Seminars, and the 2005, 2007, and 2009 Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA) State Conventions, and annual Keyboard Wellness Seminars since 2002.