Edward M. Kuhn, Jr. MFA, NCTM

Associate Professor of Music, Piano


Bachelor of Arts from Carlow College and a Master of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University with a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy. Nationally Certified Teacher of Music -Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, an affiliate of Music Teachers National Association. MTNA Foundation Chair -PMTA. Choir Director and Organist-Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Irwin, PA. Staff Accompanist-Seton Hill University's "Winds 'n Jazz in June" Music Camp (2000-present). Beginning Piano Class faculty under Hannah Wu Li-Carnegie Mellon University Preparatory Music Division (1987-1997). Teachers include Nelson B. Whitaker, Hannah Wu Li (Piano Pedagogy) and Mildred Alvine Gardner.


Joined Seton Hill: 1998
Hometown: Greensburg, PA
Academic Areas of Interest: Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Class Piano


  • M.F.A. in Music Performance, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1988
  • Certificate in Piano Pedagogy, Carnegie-Mellon university, 1988
  • B.A.in Music Performance, Carlow College, 1978


  • Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, Friday Evening Music Club of Greensburg, Westmoreland Chapter -PMTA


  • Advisor, coach and sponsor to SHU -PMTA Student Chapter Workshops. "The iPad and the Musician-Applications" and "Well Ah-chorded Accompaniments". Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association 2011 State Conference (Pocono Manor, PA), June 11&12, 2011.
  • Chair, "Spotlight on Bartok" -Westmoreland Chapter PMTA,Seton Hill University, February 2009
  • Assistant Chair, "Spotlight on Robert and Clara Schumann, Westmoreland Chapter PMTA, Seton Hill University, February 2008
  • Workshop-"New Piano Music for Worship" - Westmoreland AGO, First Presbyterian Church, Greensburg, PA, 2000.


  • Recital to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gibsonia, PA -May 22, 2011.
  • Piano Dedication Recital - "The 88 Keys Donor Recital" at the Greater Latrobe Area Center for Student Creativity, March 27, 2010.
  • "Eclogue for Piano and Strings," Op.10 by Gerald Finzi, with the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra, Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center, November 2009.
  • Guest Accompanist for Pennsylvania Music Educators Elementary, Junior High and Senior High Choral Festivals hosted by Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Greensburg Central Catholic, Hempfield, Latrobe, Mount Pleasant Area and Trinity Christian.
  • Faculty Recital with Dr. Curt Scheib and Dr. Nina Tober, Seton Hill University, April 2008.
  • Weaver Steinway Dedication Recital, Christ, Prince of Peace Church, Ford City, PA, 2005
  • Quintet in Eb Major, K.452 - W.A.Mozart & Sextuor - Francis Poulenc - Seton Hill University Woodwind Faculty Recitals, Seton Hill University, (2006/2004).
  • Piano Dedication Recital, Aspinwall Presbyterian Church, Aspinwall, PA, 2002.
  • DMA recital accompanist with Curt Scheib, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1999


  • Nationally Certified Teacher of Music of Music Teachers National Association - Permanent Certification