Dr. William Carr Performs at Philadelphia Art Alliance Event
William Carr, D.M.A., Steinway Artist and professor of music at Immaculata University, performed for the Philadelphia Art Alliances’ inaugural “Spring at the Mansion” event on Friday, May 3. Carr performed a variety of piano pieces from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the 2nd Floor of the Wetherill Mansion.
The Philadelphia Art Alliance celebrates cultural life in Philadelphia at its annual Wetherill Ball. The event celebrated the jewel of Rittenhouse Square, the Wetherill Mansion, home to the Philadelphia Art Alliance. The evening included cocktails, dinner and dancing and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event benefited the preservation and restoration of the Wetherill Mansion.
With a doctorate in piano and a master’s in international business relations from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Carr uses his unique training in 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, 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.
Carr studied piano at the Juilliard School with Adele Marcus as well as at Temple University, and he earned his doctorate in piano at the Catholic University of America with Marcus. He continued his studies in Vienna and at the Munich Conservatory and the Liszt Conservatory in Germany. In 2005 he was named a Steinway Artist, a prestigious title that recognizes the most exceptional music performers in the world. He has taught at Immaculata for 20 years, and in 1998, he was honored as the first recipient of the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. For more information about Carr, visit www.williambcarr.com.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.