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2015 Events

February, 17
Baton Rouge, LA
Piano & Percussion Recital

  • Southern University and A&M College

  • Spring 2016 Art Exibition "Southern Rhythms” 

  • Professor Gustavo Miranda, percussion, Dr. Joao Paulo Casarotti, piano

  • Program: Villa Lobos, Piazzolla, Nazareth and Chopin

March 21
Las Vegas, NV
Panel Discussion: Getting Into (And Out Of) Grad School!

  • 2015 National Conference of the Music Teachers National Association

  • Presented with Johan Botes (Marshall University), Katherine Chandler (University of South Carolina), Evan Engelstad (University of Wisconsin- Madison), Rose Lachman (University of Colorado-Boulder), and Brianna Matzke (University of Cinncinnati College-Conservatory of Music)

  • https://members.mtna.org/conference2015/2015_MTNA_Program_book_Final.pdf

March 21-25
Las Vegas, NV
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 Las Vegas, NV.

  • Arranged the trip for the students of the chapter: Ryan Alexander, Dayshawn Russell, Jerry Riggins, Kenneth Collins, Stephanie Buxton, Nicholas Locket, and Brianica Thompson.

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

April 15
Baton Rouge, LA
DMA Second Solo Piano Recital

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

  • Program: Schubert, Liszt, Villa- Lobos, Gershwin

April 21
Zachary, LA
Concerts at the Pointe at Americana: An Evening of Classical Music

April 25
Baton Rouge, LA
Adjudicator DeBose National Piano Competition

  • Southern University

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

April 29
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Chamber Music Series: Voice & Piano Recital

  • Southern University A&M College, DeBose Recital Hall

  • Richard Hobson and João Paulo Casarotti

  • Program: Schubert, Schumann, Spirituals and Gershwin

July 1-8
Piracicaba, Brazil
II Encontro Internacional de Pianistas de Piracicaba

  • Escola de Música de Piracicaba “Maestro Ernst Mahle”

  • Founder and Artistic & Pedagogical Director- presenter, performer, teach

  • Lectures: Taubman Technique: Basic Principles

    Piano Pedagogy in America: Methods and Materials

    Online Piano Teaching: Developing Meaningful Connections (with Dr. Mario Ajero)

  • Panel of Discussions:

    Studying Piano in America: Difficulties and Possibilities

    The Pianist’ Career: Difficulties and Possibilities

  • Lecture Recital: Ernst Mahle’s Musical Legacy in Brazil and His Pedagogical Works for Piano

  • Recital: Ernst Mahle Works with Pianists and Guest Artists

July 28
Denton, TX
Solo Recital – Keyboard Wellness Seminar - UNT

  • Guest Artist for the Participant Solo Recital – 16th Keyboard Wellness Seminar.

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

  • Program: Villa Lobos, Liszt and Gershwin

July 29
Lombard, IL
Presentation Online Piano Teaching: Making Meaningful Connections

  • 2015 National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy

  • Presented with Dr. Mario Ajero (Stephen F. Austin State University)

  • Member of the Technology planning committee for the NCKP2015

  • Member of the Piano Geek, offering technology advices for piano teachers during the NCKP2015

October 1
Lafayette, LA
Lecture Recital

  • Lecture Recital Presentation: “Ernst Mahle- 55 Years of Musical Legacy in Brazil and His Pedagogical Works for Piano”

  • Louisiana Music Teachers Association State Conference- University of Louisiana – Lafayette

  • SU students Ryan Alexander, Stephanie Buxton, Nicholas Locket, and Khaliyd Corbins attended the conference and represented SU Music Teacher Association Collegiate at the conference and the year Collegiate Luncheon

  • Convention schedule can be viewed at the following link:

  • Website

October 3-8
Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
Residency at Teatro Pedro II and São Paulo University

October 9-12
Natal, RN, Brazil
Residency at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte as part of the II International Piano Festival of Natal

  • UFRN’s Music School

  • Piano Masterclass for the UFRN students

  • Panel: “The Taubman Approach and the Alexander Technique” in collaboration with the UFRN Professor Cláudia Cunha

  • http://www.musica.ufrn.br/em/?p=7881

  • Piano lessons with the UFRN piano students- Professor João Paulo Casarotti

  • Voice & Piano Recital with SU Professor Richard Hobson and João Paulo Casarotti with the participation with SU voice student Briannica Thompson and UFRN professors Dr. Regiane Yamaguchi (piano) and Claudia Cunha, voice

  • Pictures

November 18
Baton Rouge, LA
Lecture Recital: Brazilian Piano Music

  • Governor's Hall, Baton Rouge Community College

  • Assisted by Michael Gurt, LSU Professor of Piano

  • 9th International Education Festival

November 18
Baton Rouge, LA
Recital: Brazilian Piano Music and the Music of Dinos Constantinides

  • Recital Hall, Louisiana State University

  • Assisted by Michael Gurt, LSU Professor of Piano

November 19
Baton Rouge, LA
Faculty Recital: Brass & Piano

  • Stewart Hall Auditorium, Southern University A&M College

  • Dr. Andrew Larson, tuba; Dr. Craig Heizen, trumpet; Dr. João Paulo Casarotti, piano

  • Program: Bach, Viviani, Purcell, Telemann, Penderecki

November 23
Baton Rouge, LA
Faculty Recital: Flute & Piano

  • Stewart Hall Auditorium, Southern University A&M College

  • Dr. Brian Dunbar, flute; Dr. João Paulo Casarotti, piano

  • Program: Bach, Faure, Debuss