Dr. William Carr, pianist, Steinway Artist, is a professor of music at Immaculata University. After receiving degrees in piano performance from Temple University, he received a scholarship to the Graduate School of the Juilliard School in New York in the Graduate Professional Studies degree program. At the Juilliard School, he studied piano performance with the renowned pedagogue, Adele Marcus. While continuing his studies with Ms. Marcus, Dr. Carr earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Catholic University of America. Dr. Carr has earned two post-doctoral certificates; one from the Munich Conservatory in Chamber Music and one from the Liszt Conservatory. At the Munich and Liszt Conservatories, Dr. Carr studied in Germany and in Austria with concert pianist Paul Badura-Skoda.
Dr. Carr has performed in the master classes of Claudio Arrau, Joerg Demus, Leon Fleisher and Horacio Gutierrez. Dr. Carr has performed throughout the U.S. and in many European cities. His performance credits include a 1988 solo recital at Carnegie Hall, solo performances in 2002 and 2005 at Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium, and solo performances in 2003 and 2004 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Verizon Hall Auditorium. In February of 2008, he performed Rhapsody in Blue on the main stage of the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. In November of 2008, the Immaculata Symphony featured Dr. Carr as piano soloist for its performance of Vincent d’Indy’s Symphony on a French Mountain Air.
Immaculata University also honored Dr. Carr in 1998 for his “Demonstrated Excellence in Teaching” by awarding him the first Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Carr is the former Artist-in-Residence at Cabrini College and at Gwynedd-Mercy College. In the spring of 2006, Dr. William Carr was recognized by the Steinway Corporation and placed on the international roster of Steinway artists. Additionally, Dr. Carr received a master’s degree in international relations/international business from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and he has given corporate seminars on creativity to the schools of business at Columbia University, the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College, and at the Aresty Institute of the Wharton School as well as to over thirty Fortune 500 corporations both nationally and abroad.
In 2021, Dr Carr was named to serve on the Board of the YUN International Piano Festival and Competition and has given performance classes for students for this festival preparing for the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music and conservatories in both Taiwan and mainland China. In September of 2022, he performed as a piano soloist for the Triumph Music Festival held at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia for a Rachmaninoff program featuring his performance and those of Russian pianists, Igor Resnianski. Svetlana Smolina and Tatiana Abramova. www.williambcarr.com
Areas of expertise:
- Creativity in Music for Business
- Creative Problem-solving for Strategic Thinking in Business
- History of Music
Named a top music teacher for 2017 by Steinway & Sons