William J Newbrough

Piano Faculty

Dr. William John Newbrough, Professor of Piano and Director of Piano Studies at Houghton College, holds the Artist Diploma, Doctor of Musical Arts degree, and Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley.  He has studied piano with Leon Fleisher, Haggai Niv, Gilbert Kalish, and Yoheved Kaplinsky.  A veteran performer, Newbrough has won many international and national piano competitions and performed in numerous solo, chamber, and concerto engagements in the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, and Australia.  Highlight venues have included Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and the Van Cliburn Piano Institute.  He has been featured on "Great Discoveries" on the Discovery Channel, and his performances have also been broadcast on radio.  Most recently, Bill John was named a Steinway Artist, won first prize at The American Prize, and his latest CD, "Acclamation!" was chosen to be eligible for a Grammy nomination.  As both a sacred and classical pianist, he has performed his own hymn arrangements at churches, colleges, and charity/ benefit concerts.  Bill John lives in Houghton, NY with his wife, Julia, and daughter, Julianna.