Dr. William Carr Performs at IU
Immaculata University’s Steinway Artist and professor of music, William Carr, DMA, will perform pieces by Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, and Gershwin on Friday, March 30, in Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m. Pianist Cecilia Beatty will accompany Dr. Carr on two musical pieces. This performance is free and open to the public.
Carr studied piano at Temple University and at the Juilliard School with the world-renowned pedagogue Adele Marcus, and he earned his doctorate in piano at the Catholic University of America with Marcus. He earned post-doctoral performance certificates from the Munich Conservatory in Chamber Music and from the Liszt Weimar Conservatory through studies with concert pianist Paul Badura-Skoda inGermanyandAustria. Carr was named a Steinway Artist in 2005, a prestigious title that recognizes the most exceptional music performers. He has taught at Immaculata for 18 years, and in 1998, he became the first recipient of the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award at the University. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. He holds a master’s in international business relations from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
With his training in music and in business, Carr draws on both disciplines to offer corporate seminars on creativity to schools of business and to Fortune 500 companies. He has given these seminars at Columbia University, Dartmouth College, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and at more than 30 corporations in the U.S. and abroad. He has also presented at the American Society for Training and Development, the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals, and at the American Creativity Association, a forum that promotes creativity and innovation in a wide range of industries and disciplines. For more information on Carr, visit his website at www.williambcarr.com.