Carroll Community College Offers March Concert Series

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Trish McCarthy Carroll, Public & Corporate Relations Officer, Carroll Community College, Work: 410-386-8184
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Westminster, Md., March 18, 2019—Carroll Community College’s Department of Music is offering a  March Concert Series.  All events are free and open to both students and the public.

Chaz Aguado Guitar Workshop & Concert

Workshop:  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019, 3:00 PM
Location:  PNC Rehearsal Hall - T Building (T404)
Free Admission

Concert:  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Theater in the Scott Center - T Building
Free Admission

Chaz Aguado is entering his third year as a faculty member at Carroll Community College.  The music he has selected to perform is composed by some of the more famous composers of classical guitar such as Joaquin Rodrigo and Joaquin Turina. These composers are best known for the Spanish essence and character that their guitar works personify. He will also be performing works by Johann Kaspar Mertz, Manuel de Falla, Gilbert Biberian, and Agustin Barrios. Every piece that is selected embodies the unique qualities that classical guitar technique offers. 

In addition to his performance, Mr. Aguado will be giving a pre-concert guitar workshop at 3:00 p.m. in the PNC Rehearsal Hall (T404) to any and all students interested.  The workshop will primarily be for guitarists but instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome to join.  The workshop will explore unique implications to performance practice and authenticity with respect to classical guitar repertoire and flamenco traditions.  Classical guitar repertoire often contains traditional flamenco elements.  This workshop will discuss these elements and educate performers on how to give authentic performances when learning repertoire that is influenced by flamenco music.  Music by Manuel de Falla, Joaquín Rodrigo, and Joaquín Turina will be examined and critically analyzed. 

Chaz Aguado is an active musician and teacher in the greater Washington DC/Baltimore area.  Mr. Aguado is a doctoral candidate at Shenandoah Conservatory.  He holds a master’s degree from University of Denver and a Bachelor’s degree from Towson University.  He has been teaching guitar privately for 10 years and is an adjunct guitar instructor at Carroll Community College.  He also teaches other genres for guitar such as rock, country, blues, and metal at the Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy.  Some of the notable pedagogues he has studied classical guitar with are Matt Palmer, Troy King, Laura Husbands, Jonathan Leatherwood, Julian Gray, and Ricardo Iznaola.  Mr. Aguado performs regularly at many different venues.  Most often you can find him performing classical guitar in recital and concert halls.  However, he also enjoys playing private events such as weddings, dinner parties, wineries, and salon style atmospheres.  Not only does he perform as a soloist but also as a chamber artist that has performed with vocalists, cellists, violinists, and flutists. 

Edmund Scott Miller:  Composition Recital

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019, 7:00 PM
Location:  Theater in the Scott Center - T Building
Free Admission

This recital of Edmund Scott Miller’s music will include solo and duo music for double bass and percussion, performed by Miller and fellow Carroll faculty member Michelle Purdy.  Featuring the world premiere of Miller’s Yeats Songs, a 20-minute song cycle performed by soprano Amanda Williams and pianist Edwin Sungpil Kim. Yeats Songs is a colorful setting of six poems by William Butler Yeats that follows an ambiguous speaker through the Irish countryside while entertaining introverted meditations on love, self-discovery and empathy.

Miller, a composer, educator and bassist based in Baltimore, is in his third year as music theory faculty at Carroll.  His visceral music is concerned with memory, thought, and the passage of time, expressed through unconventional performance techniques, evocative microtonal harmonies, and a constantly evolving approach to timbre and melody as structural parameters.  Miller has recently been commissioned by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra, Occasional Symphony, Nebula Ensemble, and Omnibus Ensemble.

He was a composition Fellow at the 2016 Aspen Music Festival and School after attending Peabody Conservatory where he studied with Kevin Puts, earning Master of Music degrees in composition and music theory pedagogy.

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