Dr. Weeks retired in May 2020.
Steinway Artist Douglas Weeks is Babcock Professor of Piano at Converse and Coordinator of Piano Studies at the Brevard Music Festival. In addition to performing extensively throughout the Southern U.S., he has performed in Europe and Central America as soloist and as pianist in the Converse Trio, and in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia both as soloist and as a violin-piano duo with Furman Professor Dr. Thomas Joiner under the auspices of the US State Department. In spring of 1999, he taught at the Conservatory of Music in Cairo as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and he returned in 2004 and 2009 to teach at the Conservatory and Helwan University as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.
A prizewinner in the Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition (now the Cleveland International Competition), Weeks also competed in the VI International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. A National Patron of Delta Omicron Music Honorary Fraternity, he is a recipient of the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Artist Fellowship in Music, the Kathryne Amelia Brown Award at Converse College for Excellence in Teaching, and a South Carolina Commission on Higher Education’s Distinguished Professor Award. He has presented lecture-recitals at Music Teachers National Association state-wide conferences in South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, and California. Articles by Weeks have appeared in Clavier magazine and in the on-line journal Piano Pedagogy Forum.
Weeks holds the Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University, the Master of Music degree with a Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University, a Liçence de Concert from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France, and the Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois State University. His teachers include Abbey Simon, Jack Radunsky, Maria Curcio, Sidney Foster, Jules Gentil, and Edward Kilenyi.