School of Visual and Performing Arts

Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series

2017-2018 PIANO Series

Each pianist will present a master class and recital on the weekend they are in town. Master classes are held on Saturdays at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Noon. Recitals are on Sundays at 3 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public, and will be held in the Recital Hall in the UT Center for Performing Arts (main campus). Parking is free also in Area 12, directly across the street from the UT Center for Performing Arts.


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Sylvia Wang


Sylvia Wang has performed as soloist and collaborative pianist across the U.S., Europe, Asia, Central America, Australia and Argentina. She has also recorded for the Newport Classic, CRI, Boston Records and Northeastern labels and been a winner and finalist for numerous awards and competitions. These include the Royal Overseas Music Festival in London, the AVANTI award leading to a debut in London’s Purcell Room, Chamber Music Yellow Springs in Ohio and the J.S. Bach International Piano Competition in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Wang is currently on the faculty at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and has served as adjudicator, guest teacher or clinician for such organizations as the Music Teachers National Association in the U.S., the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, the Centre for Young Musicians in London, the Chautauqua Institution in New York and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia. Her students and former students have won prizes and awards at competitions such as the Tokyo International Piano Duo Competition (Grand Prize and bronze medal), the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Shostakovich Piano Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Carnegie Millennium Book Project and the Concert Artists Guild. Her former students also occupy teaching and accompanying positions at many institutions across the United States. More...

UT's Dr. Michael Boyd performing in concert at the 2015 Steinway Gala concert



This annual concert presented by the University of Toledo Department of Music will be performed by UT Music faculty, alumni, graduate students and special guests. Proceeds from the concert go toward making UT an all-Steinway school, to provide its piano students with the best possible instruments on which to practice and perform.


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William Wellborn

FEBRUARY 3-4, 2018

William Wellborn enjoys an active career as a pianist, teacher and lecturer, and has concertized widely on three continents, as well as twenty-eight states in the US. He received a MM (New England Conservatory) and DMA (University of Texas) in Performance, and a BM in Piano Pedagogy (University of Texas), where his teachers included Gregory Allen, Patricia Zander, and Nancy Garrett, and two leaders in the field of piano pedagogy- Amanda Vick Lethco and Martha Hilley. He has also received coaching from John Perry, Leon Fleisher, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, and Jerome Lowenthal. Festival appearances include the New Orleans Institute for the Performing Arts, the Paderewski Festival, the American Liszt Society, the Great Romantics Festival in Hamilton, Canada, the Chopin chez George Sand festival de piano in La Châtre, France, and the Três Séculos de Piano series in Rio de Janeiro. More...

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Jay Hershberger

APRIL 7-8, 2018

Pianist Jay Hershberger has played throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. His domestic performances include the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Library of Congress. He has also been frequent guest artist at the Great Romantics Music Festival in Canada. In years past he performed in Europe, including the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in southern Italy and the South Bohemia Music Festival in the Czech Republic. Recent tours have included major cities in China, and at music festivals in Scotland and Italy. He is a founding member of Excelsior! Trio, a chamber group that performs an eclectic mix of classical, folk, jazz, and fusion. Excelsior! Trio tours extensively in the US and in Europe.

Jay is currently Professor of Piano at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. His undergraduate students regularly win competitions and have been accepted into prestigious graduate schools in piano performance and pedagogy, many with teaching assistantships. An active adjudicator, Hershberger has judged for the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the Phoenix Young Artist Competition, the San Angelo Symphony Sorantin Awards, the Lee Biennial Competition, the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Young Artist Competition, and the Music Teachers National Association. He is vice president of the American Liszt Society. His first compact disc recording, featuring works by Franz Liszt was featured on Michael Barone’s New Releases radio program on Minnesota Public Radio. More...

Last Updated: 1/23/18