Deborah Thoreson Slover

Senior Lecturer, Piano, Collaborative Piano

Office: Burlington Road Building, Room 309

Phone: 404-727-6442

Fax: 404-727-0074






MM, 1978, Eastman School of Music


Pianist Deborah Thoreson Slover is known to concert audiences, both in Atlanta and elsewhere, as an active and outstanding performer. The Atlanta Journal Consitution noted after one collaborative performance that, “throughout these selections . . . Slover proved a skilled and sensitive partner.” She joined the music faculty of Emory University in 1978, where she teaches piano and collaborative piano, and is currently serving as Music Department Chair.

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 University.

Slover's performances have been heard on NPR’s Performance Today, and she has recorded works by Olivier Messiaen on the ACA Digital label. An active choral accompanist, she performs and records regularly with the Atlanta Sacred 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. During the past twenty years, 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. In 2008, Slover 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 earned degrees in piano performance and literature from the University of Georgia (BM) and the Eastman School of Music (MM).