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Jura Margulis
McAllister Professor of Piano
University of Arkansas
J. William Fulbright College
of Arts and Sciences
206 Music Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone/Fax: (479) 575-4178

The Emily J. McAllister Endowed Professorship in Piano under the direction of the inaugural holder, Jura Margulis, seeks to build a student-centered and nationally competitive piano performance program offering piano students a broad education and preparing them for a professional future in the field of music.

  • Full undergraduate scholarships and graduate assistantships
    Degrees offered: Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Post Graduate Certificate in Piano Performance.
  • Financial support for professional travel (e.g. for summer master-classes, conferences, etc.)
  • Financial support for DVD and CD recordings (e.g. for auditions, competitions, etc.)
  • Financial support for acquisition of professional materials (e.g. scores, concert attire, etc.)
  • Special training in piano technique 
  • Special training in piano pedagogy
  • All Steinway School with over 70 Steinway family pianos including exclusive piano practice rooms with Steinway M grand pianos, Opus7 PianoDisc technology, a live performance studio at the NPR affiliate radio station, and three dedicated UofA concert halls.
  • Academic career development counseling
  • Consulting from concert agents in the music business
  • A concert series featuring piano recitals and master classes with world-renowned guest artists
  • Extensive performance opportunities throughout the region supported by a student-run concert agency
  • Collaboration with KUAF, the local National Public Radio affiliate.
  • Preparation for auditions and competitions
  • Preparation for future study
    Graduates of the program have gone on to masters and doctoral study at such institutions as New England Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, and Mannes College of Music.
“The highest function of higher education is the teaching of things in perspective, toward the purposes of enriching the life of the individual, cultivating the free and inquiring mind, and advancing the effort to bring reason, justice and humanity into the relations of men and nations.”  J. William Fulbright