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Deborah Thoreson SloverSenior Lecturer Emeritus

Pianist Deborah Thoreson Slover is known to concert audiences as an active and outstanding performer. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted after one collaborative performance that, “throughout these selections . . . Slover proved a skilled and sensitive partner.” An active performer, Slover has appeared as a collaborative pianist in major concert halls in the United States and Europe, including concerts in England, Wales, Russia, and Hungary. She has worked with principal players of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and performs 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 has also appeared as piano soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy for Piano, Orchestra, and Chorus under the baton of conductor Richard Prior.

A native of Atlanta, Slover has degrees in piano performance and literature from the University of Georgia and the Eastman School of Music. She joined the music faculty of Emory in 1978, where she taught collaborative piano and served as interim chair for the 2014–2015 academic year.