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Michael Rushing

Professor and Director of the Taylor School - Music

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Michael Rushing is Associate Professor of Piano at Mississippi College, where he teaches piano, piano pedagogy, and related courses. He also directs the Taylor School community music program. 

He has presented papers at the International Symposium for Assessment in Music Education, National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy, Group Piano Pedagogy and Piano Pedagogy Forum, Music Teachers National Association national conference, regional College Music Society conferences, Mississippi Music Teachers Association state conferences, and the Mississippi Music Educators Association state conference. He has written for Clavier Companion and Piano Pedagogy Forum, and is a contributor to the early childhood music curriculum Music Play 2 (GIA Publications, 2020). He has served as treasurer and Vice President for Pre-College Performances for the Mississippi Music Teachers Association. 

Michael completed the Doctor of Music Arts (piano pedagogy) degree at the University of South Carolina, where he studied piano and piano pedagogy with Scott Price. He received his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music (piano performance) degrees from Mississippi College, where he was a student of Angela Willoughby and Patricia Walston.


  • B.Mus. , Mississippi College
  • M.Mus. , Mississippi College
  • D.M.A. , The University of South Carolina