where academic investigation +
christian faith +
service to others unite
Elvin S. Rrodríguez, EdD and EdM
Department Chair
Piano

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

Elvin S. Rrodríguez 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.


Research Scholarship & Creative Activities: 

  • Popular film & Television
  • Cultural dimensions of science & nature

E-mail: erodrigu@lasierra.edu
Phone: 951-785-2063


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

Oct. 31, 2014 | 3p

Master Class Series
Featuring: James Miller, trombone
Hole Memorial Auditorium

Nov. 1, 2014 | 7p

WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT
Featuring: James Miller, trombone
Hole Memorial Auditorium

Nov. 15, 2014 | 7p

ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Hole Memorial Auditorium

Dec. 2, 2104 | 7p

WIND & PERC. CHAMBER CONCERT
Hole Memorial Auditorium

Dec. 3, 2014 | 7p

JAZZ COMBO CONCERT
Hole Memorial Auditorium

Dec. 5, 2014 | 7:30p | $10

67th Candlelight Concert
La Sierra University Church

Dec. 7, 2014 | 7p | $15

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
Featuring: Robert deMaine, cello and Orion Weiss, piano
Hole Memorial Auditorium

Dec. 10, 2014 | 7p

STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL
Hole Memorial Auditorium

Dec. 13, 2014 | 7p

BIG BAND CONCERT
Hole Memorial Auditorium

Jan 11, 2015 | TBA | $10

MASTER CLASS SERIES: Rick Baptist, tpt 
Hole Memorial Auditorium

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music@lasierra.edu
Phone: 951.785.2036
Fax: 951.785.2700

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music@lasierra.edu

951.785.2036
Hole Memorial Auditorium, Room 101