Professor Fugo positively impacts countless students
Professor of piano Charles Fugo has been inducted into Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame. The prestigious designation recognizes North America’s most committed and passionate piano educators. He teaches applied piano and coaches chamber music at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
“Professor Fugo is a great champion of student accomplishment and of high expectations for musical growth and achievement. He demonstrates this allegiance not only in the attainments of his current, former and future students, but also in the commitment of his own time to their pursuits and to the high value he places on modeling outstanding music performance in his own work for all of them to observe and emulate,” said Tayloe Harding, School of Music dean.
This fall, 43 teachers from the United States and Canada were inducted into the Steinway Teachers Hall of Fame with special events hosted at the historic Steinway factory in New York City. Each teacher inducted in the Hall of Fame was nominated by a Steinway & Sons showroom in the teacher’s home region. Their names are now displayed on a commemorative display wall inside the iconic factory.
Ron Losby, president and CEO of Steinway & Sons, said “These talented educators foster a love of learning and practice in young people that ultimately creates the fabric of tomorrow’s music and culture. We are very happy to create the new Hall of Fame and to celebrate the special men and women who populate it.”
Fugo, the recipient of the 2008 Cantey Outstanding Faculty Award given by the School of Music, was also named a Foundation Fellow by the Music Teachers National Association in 2017. He received his baccalaureate degree at Oberlin Conservatory, with additional study at the Akademie des Mozarteums, Salzburg, Austria, and his MM and DM Performance degrees at Indiana University, where he was also awarded the Performer’s Certificate.