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  • Preparatory Concerto Showcase

    February 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
    Carl Topilow, conductor
    Isabel Wu, piano
    Matthew Fields, cello
    Catharine Baek, marimba
  • Women's Committee Luncheon

    February 10, 2016, 11:30 am
    Mayfield Sand Ridge Club, 1545 Sheridan Rd., South Euclid

    Musical Luncheon Series: One Piano Four Hands
    Presented by the CIM Women’s Committee
  • Faculty Recital

    February 10, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Mari Sato, violin
    Annie Fullard, violin
    Laura Shuster, viola
    Tanya Ell, cello
    Tracy Rowell, double bass
    Frank Rosenwein, oboe
    Daniel Gilbert, clarinet
    Anita Pontremoli, piano

    DRAGONETTI   String Quintet No. 18 in C Major
    PROKOFIEV   Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Double Bass in G minor, Op. 39
    SCHUBERT   Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout”

Prior to his appointment to CIM in 2008, Donald Watts served as Music Theory Area Head and MM Degree Coordinator at Baltimore’s Towson University.   He holds a PhD degree in music theory from the University of Maryland.  Dr. Watts’ primary area of research is the use of tonal hierarchies in ear training; he is also interested in the analysis of impressionistic music and music theory pedagogy.  He has presented at conferences of the Society for Music Theory. In addition to his work with the core music theory curriculum at CIM, he teaches seminars focusing on the string chamber music of Ravel, the Beethoven cello sonatas, the use of analysis in performance and music theory pedagogy.

Watts holds an MM degree in cello performance from the University of Kansas, where he was elected to Pi Kappa Lambda.  Raymond Stuhl and Robert Newkirk were his principal teachers.  He has presented at conferences of the American String Teachers’ Association and has published in their journal, American String Teacher.  Watts’ experience as a professional musician includes engagements as principal cellist with Baltimore’s Morris J. Mechanic Theater and Annapolis Opera Orchestra.  He has performed as recitalist on series in Maryland and New Jersey, and he has recorded for Orion Master Recordings.

E-mail: donald.watts@case.edu


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