Carol Comune

Faculty / Carol Comune

Conservatory Teacher

Office Location 
Princeton Hall
Mailing Address 
101 Walnut Lane Princeton, NJ 08540
Carol Comune

Carol Comune’s technical precision and lyricism have earned her a reputation as one of today’s premiere pianists performing extensively throughout the eastern United States both as a soloist and a chamber musician. She has been a featured artist in Boston – New England Conservatory of Music, Gardner Museum, Art Complex at Duxbury, and Longfellow National Historic Site; in New York City – Lincoln Center and Steinway Hall; in Palm Beach – Flagler Museum and Kravis Center; and her recitals have been featured on National Public Radio (NPR). Ms. Comune is an active accompanist for voice and instrumentalists in New Jersey and the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

A multi-talented musician, teacher, composer and recording artist, Ms. Comune also has a company, Elegant Entertainment & Co. (BMI). Founded in 1985, it has produced eight albums ranging from original compositions to classical. Her critically acclaimed albums are featured on NPR and U.S. commercial stations, and on broadcasting stations in the Far East, Canada and Europe.

Descriptions of Ms. Comune’s compositions include, “charming,” “bold,” “imaginative and colorful,” and “exceptional.” Late elementary to advance repertoire have been featured on 30th Annual Rivers School Contemporary Music, MA and Piano Teachers Forum, 2012. They include,“Gealyn and Me” (Fantasies for the Young), four piano duets, “Suite for Sleeping Beauty” for solo piano, and variations for piano on “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” (18th century Hymn of William Croft) published by Comune Music Press.

Ms. Comune is a faculty member at Westminster Conservatory of Music working with the Young Artist Program, as a Chamber Coach and with performance classes, private piano instruction, and as an accompanist. She is a frequent judicator for MTNA/NJ and original compositions competitions in Palm Beach County/FSMTA.

Comune received a B.M. in Piano Performance from the New England Conservatory, studying piano with David Hagan and Anthony di Bonaventure. Her graduate studies in piano pedagogy included work with Jean Stackhouse; composition with Donald Waxman; and master classes with Russell Sherman. She has maintained active private studios since 1973 in Boston, Palm Beach and the Lehigh Valley. She served as former faculty in piano, accompanist, and chamber with NEC Prep School, Berklee College of Music and Palm Beach Atlantic University. Comune is MTNA-NEPTA and a Steinway Artist. For more information, visit