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2011 Events

March 26-30
Milwaukee, WI
Music Teacher National Association (MTNA) National Conference

  • Represented Southern University and the state of Louisiana as an attendee at the National Conference of the Music Teacher National Association in Milwaukee, WI.

  • Actively engaged at the Piano Wellness and Collegiate Chapter Forums.

  • Became a nationally certified as an MTNA piano teacher.

April 7
Baton Rouge, LA
Looking Glass

  • Performed with the Brazilian cellist Marcelo Vieira on an interdisciplinary artistic concert involving music, acting, singing, dancing. The performance took place at the Shaver Theater- LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts

  • Program - Astor Piazzolla- Le Grand Tango for cello and piano

April 16
St. Rose, LA
Celebration of the 1811 Slave Revolt

  • Accompanied the Southern University Concert Choir, director Charles Lloyd Jr. and soloists Jacqueline Paige- Green (soprano), Richard Hobson (baritone) at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

  • Program: Spirituals and the World Premier of the “Spirit Song” for piano, choir and soloists

July 22
São Paulo, Brazil
TV Interview- Ernesto Nazareth’s Complete Edition- TV Cultura

  • Release of the Complete Edition for Piano Solo of the Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth at the program Metropolis at TV Cultura, a national broadcast on prime time Brazilian television.

  • Live televised performance and interview with Mr. Casarotti and the manager of the edition, Thiago Cury.

July 23
Campinas, Brazil
Recital- Works By Amaral Vieira

  • Pianist for the Concert Series “Cultura na Igreja” at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Campinas. Performed a Recital in homage to the Brazilian composer and pianist Amaral Vieira

  • Assisted by Gabriel Ferraz (Temple University-PA)

  • Program: Ernesto Nazareth/Arr. Amaral Vieira- 4 pieces for Piano four hands

August 8
Natal, Brazil
Lecture Recital- Ernst Mahle

  • The Lecture recital “Ernst Mahle’s Musical Legacy in Brazil and His Pedagogical Works for Piano” was presented at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte.

  • Assisted Dr. Regiane Yamaguchi, piano faculty at UFRN.

August 8
Natal, Brazil
Workshop, Master Class - The Taubman Approach

  • Workshop for the Taubman Approach at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte for piano major students, piano faculty, and piano teachers in Rio Grande do Norte State.

  • Master Class of piano majors students from the studio of Dr. Rogerio Tutti and Dr. Tarcisio Gomes Filho

August 8
Natal, Brazil
Recital- UFRN

  • Auditorio Onofre Lopes at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte.

  • Assisted by Dr. Regiane Yamaguchi (piano) and Diego Paixao (cello).

  • Program: Solo works by Villa Lobos, Piano Four Hands by Ernst Mahle and Ernesto Nazareth/Amaral Vieira, and Duets by Piazzolla.

August 10
João Pessoa, Brazil
Workshop, Master Class- The Taubman Approach

  • Workshop of the Taubman Approach at the Universidade Federal da Paraiba to piano majors students, piano faculty and piano teachers.

  • Master Class for piano majors students from the studio of Dr. Luciana Noda.

August 10
João Pessoa, Brazil
Recital- UFPB

  • Auditorio Prof. Gerardo Parenteat the Universidade Federal da Paraiba

  • Assisted by Dr. Regiane Yamaguchi (piano) and Diego Paixao (cello).

  • Program: Solo works by Villa Lobos, Piano Four- Hands by Ernst Mahle and Ernesto Nazareth/ Amaral Vieira, Le Grand Tango for cello and piano by Piazzolla

August 13
Piracicaba, Brazil
Lecture-“Becoming a Professional Musician”- Orquestra Filarmônica Jovem de Piracicaba

  • Clinician for the Orquestra Filarmonica Jovem de Piracicaba, a youth orchestra inspired on the Venezuelan “El Systema”, where students from poor communities receive free music lessons and became musicians of the orchestra. The Title of the lecture “Becoming a Professional Musician”. The lecture was presented for 70 students of the OFJP, parents, music teachers and local press.

August 30
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Music Teacher Association - Student Chapter

  • Created the new Southern University Student Chapter in the Fall of 2011

  • Became a state certified LMTNA piano teacher.

  • Chaperoned a group of 4 piano students, who remain actively involved in the student chapter.

October 13-15
Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Music Teacher Association (LMTA) State Conference

  • Represented Southern University and the SU Collegiate Chapter at the Louisiana Music Teachers Association at LSU School of Music

  • Actively involved with the State Collegiate Chapter’s Forum

  • Elected two Southern University students as part of the Louisiana State Collegiate board members: Jerrell Gray (Vice- President) and Jonathan Wicker (treasurer)

  • Elected Community Outreach and Educational Board for the Louisiana Music Teacher Association

November 2
Baton Rouge, LA
Faculty Chamber Recital

  • Faculty Recital presented at the DeBose Recital Hall for the Southern University students, faculty and community

  • Assisted by Professor Richard Hobson (baritone- SU), Professor Pitagoras Goncalves (pianist- Pensacola Christian College) and Pedro Huff (cellist- LSU)

  • Program: Works by Schubert, Debussy, Ernesto Nazareth/Amaral Vieira and Piazzolla.

November 29
Baton Rouge, LA
Embodying Music

  • Recital of the DMA course Analysis and Performance directed by Inessa Bazayev at LSU School of Music Recital Hall

  • Program: J. Haydn- Sonata No.52 in E flat major, Hob XVI/52 and Beethoven- Adelaide for piano and tenor

December 17 and 19
Piracicaba, Brazil
Soloist- Orquestra Filarmônica Jovem de Piracicaba

  • Performance of the Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto Op.15 with the Orquestra Filarmonica Jovem de Piracicaba and maestro Anderson Oliveira in two concerts: at Santo Antonio’s Cathedral of Piracicaba and teatro Municipal de Piracicaba “Dr. Losso Netto”

  • The Orquestra Filarmonica Jovem de Piracicaba, an youth orchestra inspired on the Venezuelan “El Systema”, where students from poor communities receive free music lessons and became musicians of the orchestra.

December 21
Piracicaba, Brazil
Performance and Interview- TV Beira Rio

  • Live performance and interview of the life and career of the pianist for the show “Alexandre Neder Special”, TV Beira Rio.

  • Broadcast to the city of Piracicaba, São Paulo- Brazil