Babcock Professor of Piano
DM, Florida State University
Licensé de Concert, Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris
MM, Indiana University
BM, Illinois State University
Steinway Artist Douglas Weeks is Babcock Professor of Piano at Converse and coordinates Piano Studies at the Brevard Music Festival in Brevard, North Carolina in the summer. He has performed in England, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Panama and China as well as in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia under the auspices of the U.S. State Department. He has taught at the Conservatory of Music in Cairo as a Fulbright Senior Scholar and at Cairo’s Helwan University as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.
A prize winner in the Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition (now the Cleveland International), Weeks also competed in the VI International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He is a National Patron of Delta Omicron Music Honorary Fraternity and 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 state music teachers conferences in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and California.
Articles by Weeks have appeared in Clavier magazine and in the online journal Piano Pedagogy Forum. His teachers include Abbey Simon, Jack Radunsky, Maria Curcio, Sidney Foster, Jules Gentil, and Edward Kilenyi.