- MMus, Piano Pedagogy, Southern Methodist University
- MMus, Piano, Bob Jones University
- BMus, Piano Pedagogy, Bob Jones University
Lorri Conder Turcios is an associate professor of piano and piano pedagogy at Bob Jones University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in piano pedagogy and master’s degree in piano performance from BJU as well as a master’s degree in piano pedagogy from Southern Methodist University. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies in education with concentrations in music and piano pedagogy. As an undergraduate, Lorri began studying musicians’ wellness with an emphasis in ergonomic technique and injury prevention. She is the music department’s resident specialist in musicians’ injuries--giving lectures and actively counseling musicians with pain and technical issues from both BJU and the surrounding area. Her wellness studies have included courses and private lessons with Barbara Conable (Body Mapping) and Sheila Paige (Taubman Technique and biomechanics), as well as observation of Alexander and Taubman lessons.
Mrs. Turcios is a sought after judge for piano auditions in the upstate, North Carolina and Tennessee. She is also past vice-president of programs for the Greenville Music Teachers Association and has lectured on musicianship skills for the organization. She is a member of the GMTA Keyboard Skills Festival committee for which her responsibilities include curriculum planning, document preparation and organizing the yearly event.
Lorri loves her private and group piano teaching where she encourages her students to create beautiful music for God's glory with healthy physical technique. She particularly enjoys coordinating the graduate piano pedagogy interns. She furthers her knowledge in current trends in piano pedagogy by attending conferences and seminars such as the World Conference in Piano Pedagogy, the National Group Piano and Pedagogy Conference, publisher seminars, South Carolina Music Teachers Association Conferences and keeping abreast of all new research in the fields of music pedagogy, musicians wellness and music psychology. Sharing what God has taught her through these events is a great honor.