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Deborah Thoreson SloverSenior Lecturer Emeritus

Deborah Slover was a member of the Emory Music Department faculty from 1978 to 2018.  During this time, Prof. Slover taught solo piano and collaborative piano, performed with students and faculty artists, and served as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Department Chair.

An active performer, Prof. Slover appeared as a collaborative pianist in major concert halls in the United States and Europe, including concerts in England, Wales, Russia, and Hungary. She worked with principal players of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and performed regularly with faculty artists at Emory.  Slover’s performances have been heard on NPR’s Performance Today, and she has recorded on the ACA Digital label.

An active choral accompanist, she performed and recorded regularly with the Atlanta Master Chorale under the direction of Eric Nelson. She has worked with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, performed with the Atlanta Boy Choir on several European tours, and appeared in concert with many of Atlanta’s well-known choruses. She has accompanied the Emory Concert Choir and the University Chorus in numerous performances at Emory and throughout the United States, including concerts under the direction of the late Robert Shaw. Slover also appeared as piano soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy for Piano, Orchestra, and Chorus under the baton of conductor Richard Prior.

In her administrative roles as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Department Chair, Prof. Slover advised faculty on performance program development, supervised student performance requirements, oversaw the revision of requirements for the music major and minor, and worked to incorporate performance studies into the General Education Requirements and College Honors Program.  Prof Slover served on University, College and Departmental committees representing music and arts on campus.

A native of Atlanta, Prof. Slover has degrees in piano performance and literature from the University of Georgia and the Eastman School of Music.  She resides in Atlanta with her husband, Frank Slover.