Instructors dazzle audience during duet piano recital

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Tuesday night, audience members were treated to musical numbers performed by Dr. Hui Ting Yang and Dr. Benjamin Crook of the John M. Long School of Music.

“It was amazing,” said student Bob Rader. “I love listening to Dr. Yang play. I’ve never heard Dr. Crook play. I did not know he could play piano like that.”

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Yang told TrojanVision that she hopes students were inspired to hone their craft after this performance and to seek the “meaning and story behind every note.”

Tuesday’s duet was also one of Crooks’ first performances at TROY since he joined the staff in Aug. 2023.

“We love it here, the small town, the beautiful university,” Crook said. “We hope to contribute to helping it feel like home for other people.”