Sylvia Parker is Senior Lecturer of Music at the University of Vermont, where she teaches music theory and piano. She performs frequently as solo and collaborative pianist and especially enjoys presenting new music. She has appeared as pianist and as lecturer at numerous CMS regional, national and international conferences. Her published articles appear in College Music Symposium, Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, Studia Musicologica, and Vermont History. Her CD of piano music by Bartok, Griffes, Mozart, and D. Scarlatti is published by Centaur Records. Her sustained interest in music of Bela Bartok has led to various articles and performances, and the location of her home just up the road from the site of Bartok's summer 1941 visit to Vermont.