Steinway Artist Douglas Weeks is Babcock Professor of Piano Emeritus at Converse University. He has performed in Europe, Central America, and Asia as a soloist and as pianist in the Converse Trio and in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia under the auspices of the US State Department. In the spring of 1999, he taught at the Conservatory of Music in Cairo as a Fulbright Senior Scholar and returned in 2004 and 2009 to teach at the Conservatory and at Helwan University as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.
A prize winner in the Casadesus International Piano Competition (now the Cleveland International), 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 and a South Carolina Commission on Higher Education’s Distinguished Professor Award. His articles have appeared in Clavier magazine and in the on-line journal Piano Pedagogy Forum, and he has presented lecture recitals at MTNA state conferences in South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, and California.
Weeks holds the Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University, a 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 a Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois State University. His teachers include Abbey Simon, Jack Radunsky, Maria Curcio, Sidney Foster, Jules Gentil, and Edward Kilenyi.