Professor, Department of Visual & Performing Arts
- Ware Fine Arts Center Room 109
Charles Pettaway, DeBose Artist, 2005, hales from the studio of Natalie Hinderas, first DeBose Artist (1976). Currently Pettaway is Associate Professor of Piano in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. Education has included studies at the Philadelphia Musical Academy, Temple University, the Ravel Academy, Tangelwood Summer Music Festival and The American Conservatory at Fontainbleau, France ; private study in piano performance and theory with Nadia Boulanger, Claude Frank, Gaby Casadesus, Gunther Schuller, Phillipe Entremont, and Clement Petrillo.
A first place award recipient for piano performance in competition from Bartok, Kabalevsky International Piano Competition, and the Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition. Performances throughout the United States on radio and television. Venues have included: Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.) Symphony Hall (Chicago) Carnegie Hall (New York) Academy Of Music (Philadelphia) International performances have included: Tours of Switzerland, Russia, France, Israel. Mr. Pettaway made his European Orchestral Debut with Capital Orchestre of Toulouse (France).
Charles Pettaway Performs Russian Piano Music, CRS label is a one-of-a-kind recording for lovers of the Romantic spirit. He has been honored with distinguished biographical inclusion in: Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education (2008-09). He is currently listed in the latest editions of The International Who's Who in Music, Who's Who in American Music, Who's Who Among Black Americans and Great American Keyboard Artists.(2010-2012) Recipient of Douglas Humes and Victor Marianne Music Awards, Walter Damorsch Memorial Music Fellowship, Baranke Fellowship, Edward Gerrugus Fellowship and related scholarly honors.
He presently serves as a Commonwealth speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (2010 through 2012).
Recent Performances include:
Lectures (African American Music Characteristics)
Andre’s Space at Chester Pa
Artist In Residence (Wells National Piano Competition) Stillman College, Alabama
Rosemont Retirement Village Piano Recital
Judge at Debose National Piano Competition Southern University, Louisiana
Lecture and Piano Recitals
Pleasant Mount Public Library, Pleasant Mount Pa.
Media Art Center, Media Pa
Bethany Public Library, Bethany Pa
Fellows Hall. Dayton Ohio, Lecture, Piano Recital
Tionesta Art Center, Tionesta Pa.
Haddington Senior Center, Phila. Pa
Taping PBS Lecture /performance Le Chevalier de St. Georges
Kendal Longwood Gardens
Rydal Presbyterian Village Piano Recital
West Grove United Methodist Church
Hempfield Performing Art Center
Lowe’s Hotel, National Baptist Convention, Phila. Pa.
Duo Piano Recital Wilmington Delaware
Venango Art Museum Oil City Pa
University Of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Piano Recital
Duo Piano Recital Woodmere Art Gallery
St. Daniels United Methodist Church Bear Delaware
Some programs are available upon request.