Sally Copeland was the second student to receive the Master of Music Degree in Piano Pedagogy from Florida State University, and holds the Bachelor of Music Degree from East Carolina University in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with a minor in organ. She is a nationally certified teacher through MTNA. She has been active in the American College of Musicians for 35 years as a student, judge, chairperson and founder of three centers (Tallahassee, FL, Norfolk Academy, and currently Old Dominion University). Among awards received through the National Piano Guild Auditions as a student member, she received the Irl Allison (15 year), Paderewski (10 year), Sonata, Sonatina, Early and Late Bach Awards. She is in the Guild Hall of Fame. Sally started her early training with her mother, Betty Copeland, at the age of five. Other area teachers and mentors included Mrs. Yvonne Dawson of the Paris Conservatory and Mr. Bristow Hardin. She was selected by Charles Hardin to be a student harpsichordist for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation from 1979-1983. She has taught piano, theory and ear training at the college level for Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan College and was selected as a graduate assistant for Florida State University. Sally has performed on the East Coast and in Europe for masterclasses and recitals. A church musician for many years, she is currently the pianist for the historic Corolla Chapel at the Outer Banks.
M.M. in Piano Pedagogy, Florida State University, (1989)
B.M. in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, East Carolina University, (1987)