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ELVIN S. RODRÍGUEZ

Department Chair, piano

ELVIN S. RODRÍGUEZ is currently professor of music and chair of the Department of Music at La Sierra University. Dr. Rodríguez also serves as director of University Studies, La Sierra’s general education program. Dr. Rodríguez frequently performs in solo and chamber recitals, and has presented at local, state, and national workshops and conferences in the areas of Baroque keyboard performance practice, improvisation for beginners, and the integration of music technology in the piano curriculum. Dr. Rodríguez has worked with state, national and international prize winning pianists of all ages and is a frequent adjudicator for advanced and professional adjudications and competitions.

Dr. Rodríguez received a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and later received an Ed.M. and Ed.D. in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has studied with Rhona Hodgen, Earle Voorhies, Constance Keene, Dr. Mark Silverman, and Dr. Robert Pace. Dr. Rodríguez has received many awards and won many competitions, including the prestigious Young Artist Guild given by the Music Teachers Association of California, and received the distinction of Promising Young Artist from the national ARTS organization. Dr. Rodríguez resides in Riverside with his wife Linette, and their two daughters, Elynn and Natalyn.

EDUCATION

Ed.D. and Ed.M. in Piano Pedagogy from Teacher's College, Columbia University

MM and BM in Piano Performance from The Manhattan School of Music

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Affiliations, Boards, Committees:

Task Force on Pre-Foundational Studies, 2011-present

Task Force on SDA Beliefs and Values in the University Studies Curriculum, Co-Chair, 2011-present

Director, Humanities Team, 2007–2011

Chair, WASC Academic Faculty Area #1 group, 2007-2009

CAS Rank and Tenure Committee, 2005-present

Director of Music Technology, 2004-present

Director of Keyboard Studies, 2003-2011

 

Other Committees and Affiliations:

Honors Committee

Honors Faculty Committee

University Scholarship Committee

Diversity Committee

Search Committee for Provost

Search Committee, Director of Choral Studies

Graduate Studies Council,

Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC)

Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA)

Music Educators National Conference (MENC)

2014-2015 Concert Season

MAY 04-09, 2015

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Ricardo Michelino

MAY 09, 2015 | CONCERT | 8:15P

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

 

MAY 17, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Paulette Jumalon, soprano

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

7P | FREE

 

MAY 26, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Zeming Lu, cello

TROESH CENTER - ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

5P | FREE

 

MAY 26, 2015

WIND & PERCUSSION RECITAL

TROESH CENTER - ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

7P | FREE

 

MAY 27, 2015

EVENT CANCELLED

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Zoe Godfrey, harp

TBD | 7P | FREE

 

MAY 28, 2015 | 3P-5P

MASTERCLASS SERIES: Mike Johnston, drums

Hole Memorial Auditorium | Band Room | $10

 

MAY 28, 2015 | 7P

BIG BAND & JAZZ COMBO CONCERT

SALSU AMPITHEATER | FREE

Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy music under the stars

 

MAY 31, 2015

EVENT CANCELLED

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Marc Robles, tenor

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

5:30P | FREE

 

MAY 31, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Marco Villacura, tenor

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

7P | FREE

 

JUNE 01, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Sara Pinto da Silva, conducting

LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY CHURCH | 7P | FREE

 

JUNE 07, 2015

AVPA SPRING RECITALS

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

TBD

 

JUNE 07, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Elizabeth Chan, soprano

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS | 8P | FREE

 

JUNE 13, 2015

COMMENCEMENT VESPERS CONCERT

LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY CHURCH

6P | FREE

 

JUNE 21, 2015

OH MY SON

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

7P | $35 Tickets

 

JUNE 15-27, 2015

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