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September 22, 2012

Dalton State begins Concerts on Campus series

Jerico Vasquez will kick off Dalton State’s Concerts on Campus series with a free piano concert Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Goodroe Auditorium.

Vasquez, artist in residence and coordinator of keyboard studies at Shorter University in Rome, has been called a pianist “of intelligent ardor and exceptionally clear and bright technique.”

According to Ellie Jenkins, assistant professor of music at Dalton State and coordinator of the campus concert series, he has performed as a concerto soloist, as a recitalist, and as a chamber musician in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Philippines.

He earned his bachelor of music degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB) and his master of music and doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance, with a minor in music history and literature, from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston.

Before joining the faculty at Shorter University he taught at the Moores School of Music, as well as at the University of Houston, Downtown.

He is a past winner of the UCSB Concerto Competition and has received career grants from the Pillsbury Foundation, the Santa Barbara Performing Arts Foundation and the Léni Fe Bland Foundation. He is also a recipient of the Ojai Festival’s prestigious Charlotte and Alvin Bronstein Award, Capitol Records’ Nat King Cole Memorial Award and the University of California Regents Scholarship, and is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honorary Society.

The guest recital will be in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall. Seating is available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Jenkins at (706) 272-2528 or ejenkins@daltonstate.edu.

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