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2012 Events

January 13
Poços de Caldas, Brazil
Lecture - International Music Festival of Poços de Caldas

  • Guest clinician for the International Festival of Music of Pocos de Caldas with the lecture “Aspects of Body Movements for Musicians.”

  • Presented for the festival’s cello studio of Dr. Fabio Presgrave

January 26
Baton Rouge, LA
Crime and Punishment” - World Premiere

  • World Premiere performance with the Louisiana Symphony Orchestra of the orchestral work “Crime and Punishment” by the Brazilian composer Dr. Ronaldo Cadeu at the Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge.

  • Director- Dr. Raul Gomez.

February 2
Baton Rouge, LA
Recital – Dr. Ronaldo Cadeu (Brazil)

  • Southern University, DeBose Recital Hall

  • Hosted and organized performances for Brazilian violinist and composer Dr. Ronaldo Cadeu for his Solo Recital

  • Solo Recital Program: Brazilian and Spanish works for Guitar Solo

march 5
baton Rouge, La
DMA Concerto Recital

  • Performance of the Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto Op.15 at LSU School of Music Recital Hall as part of the requirement for the DMA in Piano Performance

  • Assisted by Michael Gurt, piano (orchestra reduction)

March 24-28
New York, NY
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 New York.

  • Arranged the trip for the President of the SU student chapter, Sonya Brown

  • Actively involved in the Collegiate Chapters Forum and the Music Wellness Forum, adding important ideas for the future of the MTNA

April 28
Baton Rouge, LA
DMA Chamber Recital

  • Performance at LSU School of Music Recital Hall as part of the requirement for the DMA in Piano Performance

  • Assisted by Professor Michael Gurt (pianist) and Pedro Huff (cellist)

  • Program: Beethoven, Debussy, Mahle and Piazzolla.

May 12
Lake Charles, LA
Adjudicator LCPTA

  • Adjudicate the Lake Charles District Piano Rally at the McNeese State University.

May 20
Chester Springs, PA
Recital - Four Season Concert Series

  • Performance: “Four Seasons Concert Series” at the Saint Peter Lutheran Church of Chester Springs, PA.

  • Assisted by Professor Richard Hobson (baritone- SU) and Pedro Huff (cellist- LSU)

  • Program: Spirituals and South American Music for Piano and Cello.

May 24
Philadelphia, PA
Lecture - Taubman Seminar- Temple University

  • Clinician for the Taubman Seminar - presenting the lecture “The Recovery and Retraining of the Pianist Through the Taubman Approach”

May 25
Philadelphia, PA
Recital - Taubman Seminar - Temple University

  • Performance for the Taubman Seminar at Temple University as a guest artist.

  • Assisted by Pedro Huff (cellist- LSU)

  • Program: Debussy, Villa Lobos, Nazareth and Piazzolla.

July 11
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Recital Duo Huff-Casarotti– Teatro Sao Pedro – Musical Petropar Concert Series

  • Guest Pianist for the Musical Petropar Concert Series

  • Assisted by Pedro Huff (cellist- LSU)

  • Program: Debussy, Villa Lobos, and Piazzolla

July 12
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Recital – Lorita Restaurant –Lorita Cultural Concert Series

August 7
Campinas, Brazil
Recital “Strings and Piano”– Universidade Estadual de Campinas

  • Guest Pianist for Universidade Estadual de Campinas.

  • Assisted by Pedro Huff (cellist- LSU) and Dr. Eric Lawson (violinist-Michigan)

  • Program: Debussy, Kreisler, Mahle, Vivaldi, Villa Lobos and Piazzolla.

August 11
piracicaba, Brazil
Recital “Casarotti Convida” – Teatro Municipal de Piracicaba

  • Fund Raising Concert for the Escola Passo a Passo (for children with disabilities)

  • Several local companies, regional companies, and personal donors sponsored the concert. We were able to raise $7,000 in donations.

  • Assisted by Pedro Huff (cellist- LSU), Eric Lawson (violinist- Michigan), Renato Bandel (violist- Berlin Philharmonic), Thiago Soares (tenor- Georgia State University), Carolina De Comi (soprano- Universidade de Sao Paulo), Maestro Anderson Oliveira (conductor- Universidade Estadual de Campinas), Orquestra Filarmonica Jovem de Piracicaba.

  • Program: Kreisler, Mahle, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Villa Lobos and Piazzolla.

September 6
Baton Rouge
Guest Piano Recital- Pitágoras Goncalves (Brazil/ Pensacola Christian College)

  • Southern University, DeBose Recital Hall

  • Hosted and organized performances for Brazilian pianist and Professor of Piano and Organ of the Pensacola Christian College for his Solo Recital

  • Program: Franz Liszt’s Années de Pélerinage- Italie

October 18-20
Monroe, LA
Louisiana Music Teacher Association (LMTA) State Conference

  • Represented Southern University and the SU Collegiate Chapter at the Louisiana Music Teachers Association at University of Louisiana in Monroe.

  • Actively involved with the State Collegiate Chapter’s Forum

  • Elected three Southern University students as part of the Louisiana State Collegiate board members: Sonya Brown (President), Neshia Ruffins (Vice- President) and Ryan Alexander (secretary)

  • Elected for the second year as Community Outreach and Educational Board member for the Louisiana Music Teacher Association

November, 15
Baton Rouge, LA
Ronaldo Cadeu (Brazil)

  • Southern University, DeBose Recital Hall

  • Organized and hosted Brazilian guitarist, composer, conductor, and professor at the Universidade Estadual de Minas Gerais (Brazil) Dr. Ronaldo Cadeu for his Solo Recital and Lecture entitled “Musical Forms”

  • Solo Recital Program: Cadeu, Villa Lobos, Constantinides, Barrios and Turina

December 12,15 and 16
Baton Rouge, LA
Opera- “Amahl and the Night Visitors” – Broadmoor Presbyterian Church

  • Rehearsed and performed with the Broadmoor Presbyterian Praise Choir and LSU soloists and orchestra for the community production of the Christmas operetta “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Gian Carlo Menotti

  • Music Director: Luis F. Rodriguez (Mexico)