Carol Comune – Steinway Artist in Residence

The Piano Workshop at Chester

Carol Comune’s technical precision and lyricism has earned her a reputation as one of today’s premiere pianists, performing extensively throughout the eastern United States both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. She has been featured artist in Boston at the New England Conservatory of Music, the Gardner Museum, the Art Complex at Duxbury, and the Longfellow National Historic Site. She was featured at Lincoln Center and Steinway Hall in New York City; Flagler Museum, Kravis Center in Palm Beach and her recitals have been featured on National Public Radio.

This season she has been very active as an accompanist for voice and instrumentalists at Lehigh University, Moravian College and NATS Singing Competition. Ms. Comune is also a successful teacher, composer and recording artist. She has produced eight albums through her company, Elegant Entertainment & Co. They are featured on commercial stations and National Public Radio in the United States and on broadcasting stations in the Far East, Canada, Europe and the World Wide Web.

Ms. Comune also signed with a Music Library: Prolific Arts in 2008. Found in 2006, Comune Music Press, has published original compositions which include: Gealyn and Me, Sleeping Beauty, The Nightingale, Variations on the hymn, “O, God Our Help in Ages Past”, Carousel Classics and Season of the Light. Her music was premiered in Boston at the Rivers School 30th Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music, New York’s Steinway Hall and Moravian College. In 2008, Ms. Comune was invited as Staff Accompanist and Private Piano at Palm Beach Atlantic University where she coached and performed for voice and instrumentals weekly.
Since 1973, Ms. Comune has taught, coached, judged and accompanied hundreds of students, many of whom have been recipients of achievement awards and winners of competitions for performance. She is a former piano faculty member, accompanist and chamber coach at New England Conservatory Preparatory School of Music; Berklee College of Music; New School of Music, Massachusetts; Conservatory of Music at Lynn University, Florida and continues producing outstanding musicians through her private studio.

Ms. Comune is a member of Music Teachers Association in PA, New England and FL. She has presented numerous programs at New England Conservatory of Music Intensive Pedagogy, Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association and Palm Beach Music Teachers Association as well as she has an active piano studio in Easton and is a faculty member of The Eastern Conservatory of Music, Bedminster, NJ. Ms. Comune is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, BM in Piano Performance with David Hagan; graduate studies in Piano Pedagogy, Jean Stackhouse; Composition; John Felice, and Donald Waxman, and influential mentor concert pianist Anthony di Donaventura. Carol also serves on the Conservatory faculty at Westminster Choir College Young Artists Program.