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2013 Events

March 24-28
Anaheim, CA
Southern University MTA Poster Presentation- MTNA National Conference

  • Southern University Music Teacher Association Chapter was selected as one of the eight chapters in the whole nation for a poster presentation for the “Pedagogy Saturday” with all the activities that the chapter has been developing through the academic year

  • Represented Southern University and the state of Louisiana as an attendee at the National Conference of the Music Teacher National Association in Anaheim

  • Arranged the trip for the students of the chapter: Sonya Brown, Ryan Alexander and Leticia Motta.

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

April 9
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Piano Series- Guest Solo Piano Recital- Dr. Alessandra Ferris (Brazil/ Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College)

  • Southern University, DeBose Recital Hall

  • Hosted and organized performances for Brazilian pianist and professor of Piano the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Alessandra Ferris for her Solo Recital and Master class

  • Program: Soler, Beethoven, Brahms, Gonzaga and Rezende

April 13
Baton Rouge, LA
Featured Pianist for The Legendary Horowitz Steinway Piano Tour

  • One of the featured pianists to play on the legendary Steinway & Sons Model ‘D’ Horowitz piano at the Crowne Plaza

  • Selected Piece: Franz Liszt – Sonnetto 47 del Petrarca

April 18
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Piano Series: Guest Solo Piano Recital- Dr. Mauricy Martin (Universidade de Campinas, Brazil)

  • Southern University, DeBose Recital Hall

  • Hosted and organized performances for Brazilian pianist and professor of piano, Dr. Mauricy Martin from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas for his Solo Recital and Master Class

  • Program: Chopin, Schumann, Villa Lobos, Fernandez

April 19-21
Baton Rouge, LA
Adjudicator DeBose National Piano Competition

  • Adjudicate the Duet Pre- College division of the DeBose National Piano Competition at SU campus.

  • For the first time prepared two Southern University students to be part of the College/ Young artist division. SU student Leticia Motta Rodrigues was third place on this category.

April 29
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Piano Series: Faculty Solo Piano Recital

  • DeBose Recital Hall, Southern University

  • Third Recital of the SU Piano Series: “Brazilian Piano Masters”

  • Program: Solo works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Liszt and Villa Lobos.

May 1
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Piano Series: Students Recital

  • Souther University

  • Last Recital of the SU Piano Series: “Brazilian Piano Masters”

  • Program: Solo works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Moskowsky, Schumann, Nazareth.

May 3
Baton Rouge, LA
First Annual Spring Gala Concert “A Potpourri of Music”

  • Southern University Faculty performer

  • Selected Piece: Heitor Villa-Lobos – Dance from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4

May 31
Wilmington, DE
Recital – Steinway Hall Wilmington

  • Guest performer for the studio recital of Dr. Carl Cranmer (West Chester University- PA)

  • Program: Liszt and Villa Lobos.

June 7
Philadelphia, PA
Recital - Taubman Seminar - Temple University

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

  • Program: Scarlatti, Haydn, Liszt and Villa Lobos

July 29
Denton, TX
Solo Recital – Keyboard Wellness Seminar - UNT

  • Guest Artist for the Participant Solo Recital - 14th Keyboard Wellness Seminar.

  • Attended the week lectures, master classes, technique clinics and workshops.

  • Nominated faculty in training of the Keyboard Wellness Seminar, under the supervision of Sheila Paige

  • Program: Scarlatti, Haydn, Liszt and Villa Lobos.

October 10-12
Lake Charles, 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 Lake Charles, LA.

  • Actively involved with the State Collegiate Chapter’s Forum

  • Elected three Southern University students as part of the Louisiana State Collegiate board members: Naomi Isumi (President), Ryan Alexander (Vice- President) and Leticia Motta (Secretary)

October 14-15
Stephenville, TX
Guest Solo Piano Recital and Master Class- Tarleton State University

  • Guest Solo Recital presented at the Tarleton State University Concert Series

  • Assisted by Dr. Leslie Spotz

  • Master class and workshop about the Taubman Approach presented to piano major students and local piano teachers.

  • Program: Solo works by Haydn, Liszt and Villa Lobos. George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

October 26
Baton Rouge, LA
DMA First Solo Piano Recital

  • Louisiana State University School of Music Recital

  • Requirement for the DMA in Piano Performance

  • Program: Scarlatti, Haydn, Liszt and Villa Lobos

October 27
Gillette, WY
Soloist- Powder River Symphony Orchestra

  • Guest Soloist for the 2013-2014 season of the Powder River Symphony Orchestra

  • Music Director - Norman Gamboa (Costa Rica)

  • Master class and workshop about the Taubman Approach presented to highschool piano students and local piano teachers.

  • Program: George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue