Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Donna Gutierrez
PORTALES – A concert featuring Duo Encantada from the ENMU-Portales School of Music will be held on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at Grace Community Church at 935 West Mescalero in Roswell. The Duo features Dr. Tracy Carr, assistant professor of music, and Dr. Mark Dal Porto, theory/composition professor, in a concert of oboe and piano selections.
Dr. Carr is in her fourth year at Eastern. In addition to teaching double reeds, she also teaches music history, music appreciation, music reading, and double-reed methods class.
As a performer, Dr. Carr is active as both a soloist and member of Trio Encantada. Recent performances include venues in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Rhode Island. Upcoming performance and presentation invitations include the International Double Reed Society International Conference in Greensboro, N.C., the German Double Reed Society International Conference in Annaberg-Buchholz, and the College Music Society International Conference in Muelle, Costa Rica.
Dr. Carr received the doctorate of musical arts degree from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Allan Vogel and David Weiss. She received the master of music degree from the Miami University where she studied with Andrea Ridilla, and the bachelor of music degree in performance and music education from the University of Rhode Island. Past faculty appointments include the University of Idaho's Lionel Hampton School of Music and the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Dr. Dal Porto has been the recipient of awards in composition from ASCAP, Meet the Composer, and the College Band Directors' National Association. He has been invited to serve as guest composer and conductor at several Schools of Music, including Midwestern State University, Norfolk State University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Southwest Texas State University. His compositions are published by Southern Music Company and Choral Web Publishing.
Dr. Dal Porto presently heads the theory/composition area at Eastern. As a teacher, he has been honored by being included in the last three editions of Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2002, 2000, 1998). His biography has also been published in the 2003 edition of Who's Who in America. He serves as the Music Technology Representative for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the College Music Society.
Dr. Dal Porto has received degrees in composition, theory, and piano performance. He is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and The University of Texas at Austin where he received a DMA in composition in 1985. He has served on the faculty at Southwest Texas State University, Northern State University, and Texas Woman's University.
(photo by Richard Salas)