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2016 Events

January 2-12
Piracicaba, Brazil
Fund Raising for the III Encontro Internacional de Pianistas de Piracicaba - 2016

  • Escola de Música de Piracicaba “Maestro Ernst Mahle”

Spring
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Chamber Music Series

  • Artistic Director and Performer

  • Southern University A&M College

  • DeBose Recital Hall

March 16
Baton Rouge, LA
Clarinet and Piano Recital

  • Dr. Kate Young- clarinet (Louisiana College) and Dr. João Paulo Casarotti, piano

March 30
Baton Rouge, LA
Lower Brass & Piano Recital

  • Dr. Andrew Larson- tuba, euphonium and trombone and Dr. João Paulo Casarotti, piano

April 4
San Antonio, TX
Presentation Online Piano Teaching: Making Meaningful Connections

April 25
Baton Rouge, LA
Violin & Piano Recital

  • Reginaldo Nascimento, violin (BRAZIL) and Dr. João Paulo Casarotti, piano

April 27
Baton Rouge, LA
Grand Finale Concert

  • Louisiana Chamber Orchestra & Southern University Concert Choir

    Conductors: Alejandro Larumbe (Mexico) and Reginaldo Nascimento (Brazil)

    Soloists: Professor Jacqueline Paige Green (soprano), Professor Richard Hobson (baritone), Professor Brian Dunbar (flute), Dr. Andrew Larson (tuba), Dr. João Paulo Casarotti (piano), Emilia Taylor (violin) and Unusdean Errandonea (cello)

    Program: Luna, Piazzolla, Arban and Professor Charles Lloyd Jr.

May 7
Baton Rouge, LA
Adjucation- DeBose National Piano Competition

  • Southern Univesity

  • SU piano students Ryan Alexander and Nicholas Locket perfumed for the master class with pianist Charles H. Pettaway- Lincoln University, Pennsylvania

July 11-16
Piracicaba, Brazil
III Encontro Internacional de Pianistas de Piracicaba

  • Escola de Música de Piracicaba

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

  • Website

  • 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

November 14
Baton Rouge, LA
Lecture Recital: Brazilian Piano Music

  • Governor's Hall, Baton Rouge Community College

  • 10th International Education Festival

  • Assisted by Jamie Gurt, BRCC

  • Program: Villa Lobos, Guarnieiri, Nazareth, Mahle, Mignone, Escobar

November 17
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Piano Series: Lecture Recital: Brazilian Piano Music

  • DeBose Recital Hall, Southern University

  • Assisted by Jamie Gurt, BRCC

  • Program: Villa Lobos, Guarnieiri, Nazareth, Mahle, Mignone, Escobar

December 1
Baton Rouge, LA
SU Piano Series: Lecture Recital: Ernst Mahle’s Pedagogical Works for Piano

  • DeBose Recital Hall, Southern University

  • Assisted by Michael Gurt, LSU

  • Program: Pedagogical Piano Works of the Brazilian composer Ernst Mahle