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2014 Events

February 5
Baton Rouge, LA
Faculty Voice & Piano Recital with Guest Soprano Caroline De Comi (Brazil)

  • Southern University, DeBose Recital Hall

  • Assisted by Brazilian Soprano Caroline De Comi

  • Program: Nepomuceno, Debussy, Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Nazareth, Villa Lobos

February 7
Philadelphia, PA
Guest Recital with soprano Caroline De Comi (Brazil) at Temple University

  • Guest Voice & Piano Recital, Temple University Concert Series

  • Assisted by Brazilian Soprano Caroline De Comi

  • Program: Nepomuceno, Debussy, Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Nazareth, Villa Lobos

February 11
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Piano Series- Guest Solo Piano Recital- Michael Gurt (LSU)

  • Southern University, DeBose Recital Hall

  • Hosted and organized performances for LSU Distingushed Professor, Michael Gurt for his Solo Recital and Master class

  • Program: Schumann, Villa- Lobos, Albeniz and Liszt

March 18-19
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Piano Series- Guest Solo Piano Recital- Dr. Carl Cranmer (West Chester University, PA)

  • Southern University, DeBose Recital Hall

  • Hosted and organized performances for Dr. Carl Cranmer, Associate Professor of Piano at West Chester University-PA for his Solo Recital and Master class

  • Program: Haydn, Faure, Granados, Rachmaninoff

March 22-26
Chicago, IL
Southern University MTA -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 Chicago,IL

  • Arranged the trip for the students of the chapter: Cibele Moura, Ryan Alexander and Leticia Motta, Naomi Isumi, Dayshawn Russell and Brianica Thompson.

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

March 30
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Benefit Concert at First Methodist Church

  • Southern University Benefit Concert for Music Scholarship fund. Presented by SU music faculty, students and the SU Concert Choir.

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

April 4
Thibodaux, LA
Workshop, Master Class- The Taubman Approach

  • Nichols State University

  • Workshop for the Taubman Approach

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

April 5
Thibodaux, LA
Workshop: “Developing Good Habits at the Piano”- Louisiana Music Club State Convention

  • Nichols State University

  • Workshop “Developing Good Habits at the Piano” presented at the Louisiana Music Clubs State Convention

April 6
Lafayette, LA
Adjudicator Frank Hanley Piano Competition

  • University of Louisiana Lafayette

  • Adjudicate the Frank Hanley Piano Competition

April 12
Lafayette, LA
Adjudicator LMTA Piano Rally

  • University of Louisiana Lafayette

  • Adjudicate the High School division of the Louisiana Music Teacher Association’s Piano Rally

April 24
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Piano Series- Guest Clinician and Teacher- Maria Del Pico Taylor (Cuba/ Temple University, PA)

  • Southern University, DeBose Recital Hall

  • Hosted and organized the Lecture “The Taubman Approach” and a piano Master class for Professor Maria Del Pico Taylor, Professor of Piano at Temple University- PA and Co-Director of the Taubman Seminar- Temple University.

April 26
Baton Rouge, LA
Adjudicator DeBose National Piano Competition

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

May 1
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Piano Series- Online Master Class- Sheila Paige (Keyboard Wellness, Cherry Hill- NJ)

  • Hosted and organized Sheila Paige’s online Master Class. Three SU piano major students worked with Mrs. Paige through Skype from the SU Online Studio. Mrs Paige was on her online studio in Cherry Hill, NJ. The Master class was broadcasted live through YouTube. Several SU music students watched live from the choir hall. The evented was watched live by the piano community in the US, Brazil, Russia and Turkey.

  • The Masterclass link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-UK-H0_oyc&feature=youtu.be

May 30
Philadelphia, PA
Recital- Taubman Seminar

May 30
Piracicaba, Brazil
Recital

June 2-7
Piracicaba, Brazil
I Encontro Internacional de Pianistas de Piracicaba

  • Escola de Música de Piracicaba “Maestro Ernst Mahle”

  • Artistic Director

  • Leslie Spotz, guest faculty (Tarleton State University)

  • Lectures

    The Taubman Technique

    The American Piano Pedagogy: Methods and Materials

    How to Study Piano in the United States

  • Piano Masterclass for the students of the festival

  • Recital: Caroline De Comi (soprano) & Joao Paulo Casarotti (piano)

  • Program: Nepomuceno, Debussy, Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Nazareth, Villa Lobos

  • Recital: Students and faculty of the Festival

June 8
Piracicaba, Brazil
Concerto with the Orquestra Filarmônica Jovem de Piracicaba

  • Concerto with the Orquestra Filarmonica Jovem de Piracicaba at Teatro do Engenho “Erotides de Campos” - Celebration of the 85th Birthday of Ernst Mahle

  • Program - Concertino 1979 for Piano and String Orchestra and Northeastern Variation for piano and Symphonic Orchestra. Conductor- Maestro Anderson de Oliveira

  • Performance can be watched on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10100968732224945&type=1&l=d0768f0ddf

June 11
São Paulo, Brazil
Recital with Soprano Caroline De Comi

June 13
São Paulo, Brazil
Lecture and Masterclass

  • Lecture - The Taubman Technique for Pianists (2- 3:30 pm)- Faculdade Mozarteum de São Paulo

  • Masterclass for students of the Faculdade Mozarteum de Sao Paulo and students of the Conservatorio Souza Lima (4- 10 pm)

June 21
Hong Sung, South Korea
Solo Recital with Phillip Thomson

June 21-26
Bangkok, Thailand
Residency at Mahidol University

  • Mahidol University

  • Chamber Music Master Classes (Nuova Musiche Ensemble- Mendelssohn Trio, Tour de Trio, Sonore Piano Trio, Narak Piano Trio)

  • Lecture – The Taubman Approach (5:30-7:00 pm)

  • Masterclass for Piano major students (7:00- 9:00 pm)

July 1- August5
Taiwan
Judging for the International Piano Performance Examination Committee

  • Judging for the International Piano Performance Examination Committee

    July 1-13- Tainan, Taiwan

    July 14, 15, 16- Guiren, Taiwan

    July 17- Miaoli

    July 18, 19, 20- Hualien

    July 21- Hsinchu

    July 22, 23, 24 – Taoyuan

    July 25-31- Taichung

August 3
Tainan, Taiwan
Fund Raising Recital for Elderly with Disabilities

  • Fund Raising Recital for Elderly with Disabilities- sponsored by YMCA - Tainan at the Siong-im Hall, Tainan Theological College and Seminary

  • Program - Mahle, Villa Lobos, Nazareth

October 21
Baton Rouge, LA
Faculty Piano Recital

  • Stewart Recital Hall, Southern University

  • Assisted by Prof. Michael Gurt (LSU)

  • Program: Ernst Mahle- Concertino 1979 and Northeastern Variations, Beethoven- Piano Concerto Op.15 No.1 in C Major

October 28
Campinas, Brazil
Workshop, Master Class- The Taubman Approach

  • Workshop for the Taubman Approach at Universidade Estadual de Campinas for piano major students, piano faculty, and piano teachers.

  • Master Class of piano majors students from the studio of Dr. Mauricy Martin and Dr. Alexandre Zammit

November 1
Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Soloist - Orquestra Sinfônica de Ribeirão Preto

  • Guest Soloist for the 2013-2014 season of the Orquestra Sinfonica de Ribeirão Preto

  • Conductor - Norman Gamboa (Costa Rica)

  • Program: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto Op.15 No.1 in C Major