Evening of Music & Movement 2017
The concept for the event was a variety show with professional musicians and dancers. Thanks for supporting the event and help raise money for local families in need.
Below you can find information about some of the performers.
What: Performances of Music & Movement
Why: To support Metropolitan Ministries
When: Saturday May 27th, 2017 at 6:00pm
Where: USF Barness Hall. Directions
Cameron Schmitz, Classical Guitar
A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Cameron has a diverse portfolio of performing and teaching. After being a guitar instructor at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts for 7 years, a move to Florida allowed Cameron to teach at Tampa Prep and Berkley Prep for 8 years. Cameron has been active in the local music scene with his own bands, The Serious Casuals and the String Thieves, an "acoustic duo." Cameron has performed with Broadway stars such as Caroline Daly (Annie), Darious DeHaas (Kiss of the Spiderwoman), Cary Shields (Rent), Andrea Burns (In the Heights) and many others. Recent performance highlights include performing in a jazz clinic with John Lamb and Buster Cooper (Duke Ellington Orchestra) and playing at Tampa Tribune's Friday Concert Series at Curtis Hixon Park. Cameron is a talented performer, comfortable with styles from classical to Spanish guitar, jazz and Broadway.
Thien Truc Nguyen, Violin
Violinist Thien Truc Nguyen is a top tier student at University of South Florida’s School of Music, pursuing of a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Violin Performance under the direction of USF’s Professor of Violin, Carolyn Stuart. Previously, Thien Truc received the violin performance degree cum laude from the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music in her native Vietnam. As a soloist there, Thien Truc was invited to perform for the B.A.C.H. School of Music concert series, “The Piano Sings,” in addition to being featured on several nationally acclaimed television stations. An avid chamber musician, Thien Truc has spent this past summer performing chamber music with musicians from all over the world at the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Vermont. Additionally, Thien Truc has performed with the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Opera, and currently plays in the USF Symphony Orchestra, and is a substitute violinist for The Gainesville and Ocala Symphony Orchestras.
Judith Jain, Classical Piano
Founder and Executive Director of New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy, Dr. Judith Jain balances a career as performer and pedagogue. Judith's Carnegie Hall debut took place in October of 2010. Her solo, chamber music and orchestral performances have been heard in the US, Mexico, Cuba, and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
As a pedagogue, Dr. Jain has appeared as a lecturer, clinician and consultant in the US and abroad. Her teaching career has been associated with the New School for Music Study, in Kingston, NJ, the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, OH, and Indiana University in Bloomington.
Dr. Jain holds a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from Indiana University, a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (UC-CCM) and a Doctorate Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at UC-CCM.
Following her completion of the doctoral academic requirements, Dr. Jain completed a post-graduate Fellowship in Piano Pedagogy at the prestigious New School for Music Study. The school specializes in the training of piano pedagogues, based on the teaching philosophy of Frances Clark.
Adam Booher, Classical Piano
Pianist Adam Booher's playing has been described by former Washington Post critic John Pitcher as "thrilling," and "full of emotional energy.".
Mr. Booher serves as Professor of Piano and Music Theory at Florida College. He received the Master's degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University, where he studied with Dr. Joel Hastings.
Included among his achievements are first place in the 2016 Intersection of Jazz and Classical Piano Festival at West Virginia University, first place in the 2015 Florida MTNA Young Artist competition and third place in the ensuing Southern Division competition, and first place in the 2011 Beethoven Club of Memphis Young Artist Competition. In 2017, Mr. Booher was invited to adjudicate several piano competitions and auditions throughout Florida. Mr. Booher has performed solo recitals at Florida State University, Lipscomb University, Florida College, Trevecca Nazarene University, and the Beethoven Club of Memphis.
Aline Giampietro, Classical Piano
Ms. Giampietro holds a Master's Degree in Piano Performance from Eastern Washington University, where she studied Piano Pedagogy under Dr. Jody Graves. Currently an Artist Associate Faculty at University of Tampa, Ms. Giampietro is an active solo and collaborative pianist feature in festivals and master classes in the United States and Brazil.
Award-winning instructor, Ms. Giampietro, has twelve years of experience as a music educator and is passionate about enriching lives through music, while developing her students’ unique musical gifts.
Jane West, Classical Piano
Ms. West is a pianist and music scholar, holding a Master's Degree from Tufts University in Historical Musicology, and a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. As a solo and chamber music performer, her recitals have been heard in the US, Poland, and Austria. As a music scholar, Ms. West’s most recent research focused on exploring the context and genesis of the works inspired by Johann von Goethe’s Faust in the nineteenth century.
Teaching piano while focusing on the students’ understanding of music at a broader level is at the cornerstone of Ms. West’s philosophy as a pedagogue. Ms. West has taught private piano for the past seven years to students of all ages and abilities. She promotes both mastery of the keyboard and an informed musicianship by coupling the study of piano technique and repertoire with the literature’s historical narrative. Ms. West firmly believes in cultivating an active music-making scene in the local community.
William Perry, Classical Piano
William Perry has established a reputation as a diverse pianist, able to play many different styles of music from the standard classical repertoire to jazz and pop.
He earned a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Florida State University, where he was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Piano Pedagogy. He was a Piano Scholar and William E. Duckwitz award winner at Stetson University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.
William has participated in piano festivals in Ireland, Czech Republic, France, and Italy. His recent research investigated the role of improvisation in piano music from the Baroque to modern eras. In his teaching, William believes in sharing with his students the tools and skills they need to teach themselves. He focuses on creating well-rounded pianists who have an intimate and personal understanding of the varied fundamentals and concepts involved with music making of all types.