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  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 3, 2016, 12:00 am
    Cleveland Institute of Music

    Guitars International in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music presents the 16th annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival at the Institute. Join us in welcoming this spring’s roster of internationally acclaimed artists in a concentrated series of recitals, premieres, master classes, lectures and exhibits celebrating the classical guitar and art music: solo and ensemble, old and new.
  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Jason Vieaux, guitar


  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 4, 2016, 12:00 am
    Cleveland Institute of Music

    Guitars International in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music presents the 16th annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival at the Institute. Join us in welcoming this spring’s roster of internationally acclaimed artists in a concentrated series of recitals, premieres, master classes, lectures and exhibits celebrating the classical guitar and art music: solo and ensemble, old and new.

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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