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David Cartledge

Associate Professor of Music (Piano; Secondary Piano); Co-Chair, Department of Piano

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East Studio Building, JS204



  • D.M., Doctor of Music, Indiana University, 2003
  • M.M., Master of Music, Indiana University, 1993
  • B.M., Bachelor of Music, Australian National University, 1992

David Cartledge currently serves as associate professor in the piano department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and has performed across the United States and internationally.  He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust Award and has been awarded grants from the Ian Potter and George Alexander Foundations.  

At the Jacobs School of Music, Cartledge teaches the school’s graduate piano literature and keyboard literature classes and directs the secondary piano program that provides instruction to more than 850 non-piano major students per semester. From 2007–2009, he was associate chair of the piano department at the Jacobs School. 

At conferences, Cartledge has demonstrated methods for training tomorrow’s music professionals to speak effectively about music and of using digital musical analysis effectively in the classroom. His presentations include these and other topics at both national and chapter College Music Society conferences; at the national conference of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction; at the 2014 National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum; at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference; and at the Indiana Music Teachers Association state conference.

David Cartledge is a native of Australia, and a graduate of the Australian National University, Canberra. His graduate studies were at Indiana University, where he completed his master’s and doctoral work. His teachers were Gyorgy Sebok, Béla Síki, Christopher Elton, John Luxton and Angela Griffiths. He has a comprehensive background as a pedagogue, having been involved in the instruction of students at all levels over many years.

Cartledge is co-director of the Indiana University Piano Academy, an annual three-week opportunity for middle-to-high-school pianists from around the world to gather in Bloomington.  He is frequently invited to give master-classes and he has judged competitions at both state and national levels. He resides in Bloomington, Indiana, with his wife, son, and daughter.

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