Christina D. Novak received a D.M.A. in music education with a specialization in piano pedagogy from Arizona State University, a M.A. in music theory from Arizona State University, and a B.A. in piano performance and music theory from The Pennsylvania State University.
She is the Chair of the Music Department at Scottsdale Community College, and instructs class piano, music theory, and aural perception. Prior to joining the faculty at Scottsdale Community College in 1999, Dr. Novak was a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University, and an Instructor at Marywood University, Dunmore, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Novak has been an invited presenter at the 2000, 2001, and 2002 Music Teacher’s National Association Conference, the 2001 Arizona State Music Teachers Conference, and the 2000 Arizona Music Educators Association Conference. She has been a guest clinician at Arizona State University, Mesa Community College, Grand Canyon University, the East Valley Music Teachers Association, and the Desert Valley Music Teachers Association. In Summer 2000, Dr. Novak was a faculty Fellow at Wuyi University in China where she was a guest artist and clinician. In August 2008, Dr. Novak was selected to attend the Maricopa Community College District Faculty Global Engagement Program in Prague, Czech Republic.
Dr. Novak served on the board of the Arizona State Music Teachers Association as the 2001-03 2nd Vice-President and Chair of the Arizona State Performance and Composition Competitions. She has served as an adjudicator for the Arizona State Music Teachers Association Piano Competitions, Phoenix Young Artist Piano Competition, the East Valley Music Teachers Association Piano Competition, and the Arizona Study Program. Dr. Novak is a 2009 graduate of the nationally renowned Scottsdale Leadership Program, Class 23.