Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES—Dr. Ronald Chioldi, associate professor of music at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla., will perform a guest piano recital at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on Monday, March 3. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Music Building's Buchanan Hall, and is free to the public.
Chioldi's recital program includes works by Gluck, Ravel, and Granados, as well as two major nineteenth-century piano masterworks: Beethoven's great "Appassionata" sonata and Chopin's Fourth Ballade.
Chioldi, whose teaching duties at Northeastern State University include studio piano, class piano, piano pedagogy, and music theory, performs actively as a soloist and collaborator. This season, he will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto in B-flat, K 595 as well as solo and collaborative concerts in Arkansas, New Mexico, North Carolina, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Chioldi's piano career began when he was an undergraduate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; he subsequently earned Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in piano performance and literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied piano with Ian Hobson and piano pedagogy with James Lyke.
A committed educator, Dr. Chioldi is a coauthor of the new fifth edition of Keyboard Fundamentals, published by Stipes Publishing. In March 2006 he presented a showcase highlighting this popular group-piano textbook at the national conference of the Music Teachers National Association in Austin, Texas. He participated in the original planning sessions for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and is an active member of Arkansas and Oklahoma Music Teachers Associations.
He has presented workshops/lectures such as "Intermediate Piano Concertos" and "Developing Technique Through Intermediate Literature" to piano teachers' organizations, and he is a sought-after adjudicator. He has served on faculties for summer piano programs at Georgia State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
For more information, call 575.562.2377.