Dr. Nancy Zipay DeSalvo

Associate Professor of Music


Teaches in the following areas:

Studio Piano, Accompanying, Music Theory

Academic Background:

BM, The Dana School of Music of Youngstown State University

MM, The Manhatten School of Music

DMA, Cleveland Institute of Music

Nancy Zipay DeSalvo is an Assistant Professor of Music at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, where she teaches piano, accompanying, and music theory, and where she performs solo recitals and accompanies visiting guest artists. She performs extensively across the United States as a professional accompanying pianist and chamber music collaborator. Guest solo appearances have included performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Dr. DeSalvo received her terminal degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a major in Collaborative Piano, where she studied with Anne Epperson.  She and baritone Jason Fuh captured First Prize for their performance of the Four Claudel Poems in the Darius Milhaud Performance Auditions held at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

The CIM Collaborative Piano Faculty named her a 1997 recipient of the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Award, given at the discretion of the faculty to a Collaborative Piano Major, with a special aptitude for vocal accompanying, who exemplifies the important dual role of the profession - - that of support, service and cooperation, balanced with professional skill and high standards of performance.

Dr. DeSalvo joined the faculty of Westminster College in the fall of 1991.

Contact Information

Campus Address:
Department of Music, New Wilmington, PA 16172

Room 9, Patterson Hall, Westminster College

724-946- 7023


email: desalvnj@westminster.edu