A television show produced by WKAR-TV was the first exposure piano professor Deborah Moriarty ever had to Michigan State University. Current State talks with the Massachusetts native about the impression the program made on her.
Deborah Moriarty is professor of piano and chair of the piano area at the Michigan State University College of Music, where she is a recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award.
A Massachusetts native, she made her debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 11. She has also served on the piano faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Lowell. Moriarty attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where she received her Master of Music degree with honors.
An active recitalist and soloist with orchestras through the eastern United States, she has also performed in Belgium, Japan, Columbia, Mexico and the Soviet Union.
Moriarty says tells Current State that her first exposure to MSU was through a WKAR-TV program.