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Nancy Regan Ping-Robbins, musician, writer, artist. John H. Edwards fellow Indiana University, 1961; University Colorado grad fellow, 1972-1974; Mellon Foundation grantee, 1982; North Carolina Arts Council grantee, 1985; National Endowment of the Humanities summer seminar fellow, 1984.


Ping-Robbins, Nancy Regan was born on December 19, 1939 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Charles Augustus and Ruby Phyllis (Perdue) Regan.


Bachelor of Music, Indiana University, 1964. Master of Arts, University Northern Colorado, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Colorado, 1979.


Private instructor piano and flute, since 1960. Organist Armed Forces Chapels, Frankfurt, Germany, 1962-1966. Staff pianist United States Armed Forces Special Services Theater, 1963-1965.

Music teacher Fayetteville Public Schools, Indiana, 1966-1967, Stratton Public Schools, Colorado, 1967-1970. Instructor piano, staff piano accompanist University Northern Colorado, Greeley, 1970-1972. Instructor music history University Colorado, Boulder, 1974.

Instructor, assistant professor music University North Carolina, Wilmington, 1974-1979. Associate professor music, coordinator music Shaw University, Raleigh, 1979-1987. Director Atlantic Community College Committee Arts School, 1987-1988.

Professional harpsichord accompanist International Institute in Early Music, 1983. Adjunct professor Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College), 1987—1988, associate professor, 1987—1995. Member, pianist Chekker Duo, 1996—2003, 2006—2007.

Founder member Susato Sounds Early Music Group, since 2009.



Secretary Bach Festival Committee, Raleigh, 1984. Director music Bailey United Methodist Church, North Carolina, 2000-2007. Member American Musicol.

Society (secretary-treasurer chapter 1981-1983), Society for Ethnomusicology (chairman regional chapter 1983-1984), Wilson Piano Teachers Association (president 1988-1990, 95-98, 2009-2010), Society of America Music (formerly Sonneck Society, program committee 1999), Wilson Active Artist Association(newsletter editor, 2008-2009), Alpha Lambda Delta, Pi Kappa Lambda, Sigma Alpha Iota.


Married Robert Leroy Ping, June 19, 1959 (divorced 1980).; married second, William Edwards Robbins, Junior, March 14, 1981. Children: Robert Alan, Michael Regan, Bryan Edward.

Charles Augustus Regan

Ruby Phyllis (Perdue) Regan

Robert Leroy Ping

William Edwards Robbins

Robert Alan Ping-Robbins

Michael Regan Ping-Robbins

Bryan Edward Ping-Robbins