Joyanne Outland received a Bachelor degree in piano from Baylor University, a Master degree in musicology from the University of Illinios in musicology and a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano from Ball State University. Her teachers include Kenneth Drake, Roger Keys, and Mitchell Andrews. On the faculty of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne she teaches piano, piano class, piano pedagogy, and theory. She is coordinates the piano recitals for Community Arts Academy at IPFW, where she teaches students of all ages. Both she and her students have performed with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dr. Outland is a past president of Indiana Music Teachers Association. She is an experienced adjudicator, judging regularly for competitive auditions around the area, ISSMA district and state auditions and for the National Guild of Piano Teachers in several states.