Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music to Host PianoMania


COLUMBUS, Ga. --- Columbus State University’s PianoMania concert promises to engage and educate piano enthusiasts of all ages in an exciting exhibition of CSU’s best student pianists from the Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music.

PianoMania is scheduled for Sunday, May 1 at 4 p.m. in Legacy Hall at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in downtown Columbus. Admission is $25 per person.

Concert-goers will witness students give up their serious studies to delight in a more fun repertoire on four Steinway concert grand pianos with professor Alexander Kobrin, CSU’s L. Rexford Whiddon distinguished chair in piano.

"This is a day when my students and I let loose and have fun,” said Kobrin. “Young pianists are encouraged to attend with their families. We are looking forward to sharing many ensembles with music lovers.”

Widely acclaimed as a performer, Kobrin’s teaching has also been an inspiration to many students through his passion for music. An annual celebration guided by the vision and support of Marjorie Newman, PianoMania is a presentation of CSU’s Jack and JoRhee Pezold Division of Keyboard Studies.

Concert attendees will experience an intriguing selection of ensemble piano performances by Schwob School of Music piano students and special guest performers, including CSU professors Sergiu Schwartz and Boris Abramov.

Tickets are available online at and at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts box office.

A conservatory within a public university, the Schwob School of Music is a community of artists committed to the highest standards of artistry and integrity within a selective and nurturing learning environment. The Schwob School's dedicated faculty of teaching artists embrace creative approaches to best practices in education and provide a professionally focused experience preparing individuals to become leaders in the music field.

For more information about PianoMania, visit or contact Scott Harris, director of CSU’s Schwob School of Music, at 706-507-8419.