Monday, January 5, 2009

Pianist Rochelle Sennet in Concert/Lecture Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 & Master Class Jan. 17, 2009

[Dr. Rochelle Sennet, Teaching Associate in Piano, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign]
WHAT: Dr. Rochelle Sennet, a Teaching Associate in Piano at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will perform in concert, including a presentation on standard piano repertoire and American composers, and lead a Master Class to Community Music School students. Students will perform and be coached by Dr. Sennet. Students, teachers, and those with a general interest in music are invited to observe.

WHO: Dr. Sennet is rapidly establishing herself as a well-known performer, teacher, and scholar. Her recital programs showcase her versatility at the keyboard, with frequent performances of works by Bach, Beethoven, and African American composers such as H. Leslie Adams, Adolphus Hailstork, and Pulitzer-Prize winning composer George Walker. Her research interests include the study of American music, and she has interviewed well-known music historians and composers. Her dissertation, entitled “African American Composers and the Piano Concerto,” highlights her pursuits.

Dr. Sennet has won numerous competitions and performed with orchestras across the country. She is a member of Music Teachers National Association, College Music Society, the Center for Black Music Research, Society for American Music, and Phi Kappa Phi honor society. Concert/Lecture – 7:30 pm – Friday, January 16, 2009. Master Class – 2 pm – Saturday, January 17, 2009. Community Music School of Webster University, 535 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119 Both the Concert and the Master Class are free and open to the public. For more information: 314-246-4448 [H. Leslie Adams, Adolphus C. Hailstork and George Walker are profiled at

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