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Piano Master Classes and Recitals
Spanish and Latin American Repertoire

The National Museum of American History is pleased to announce a series of four master classes focusing on piano repertoire of Spain and Latin America. Four distinguished artists, each concentrating on a different aspect of the repertoire, will present recitals and conduct the classes, which will take place in Fall 2000 and the Museum. The master classes and concerts will be free.

Here are the artists and the repertoire each will present:

Fri. Sept. 15 Carlos César Rodríguez
Music of Spain
Sat. Sept. 16 Rodríguez master class
The deadline for applications is Aug. 16

Fri. Oct. 6 José Cáceres
Music of the Caribbean and Venezuela
Sat. Oct. 7 Cáceres master class
The deadline for applications is Sept. 7

Fri. Oct. 27 Luiz De Moura-Castro
Music of Brazil and Argentina
Sat. Oct. 28 De Moura-Castro master class
The deadline for applications is Sept. 28

Fri. Nov. 3 Ana Cervantes
Music of Mexico
Concert will be held at the Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street NW.
Please call 202-728-1675 for reservations.
Sat. Nov. 4 Cervantes master class

The recitals will be held on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. and the master classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon the next morning (in the schedule above, the first date is a Friday, the recital day, and the second is a Saturday, the master class day). Recitals and master classes will be held in the Hall of Musical Instruments at the National Museum of American History, except as listed above.

The master classes are open to intermediate and advanced level students of any age. Three students and one alternate will be selected for each class Along with the application form, students are asked to submit a 5-minute audition tape and a letter of recommendation from his or her teacher. The audition tape need not include proposed repertoire for the master classes; it is to demonstate the student's abilites. Smithsonian keyboard specialists and the master class teachers will make selections by the end of July. Auditors are welcome at all classes.

For copies of the application forms and further information, call Howard Bass, 202-357-4182 or email: bassh@nmah.si.edu. Application materials should be submitted four weeks prior to each class and sent to the following address: National Museum of American, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0616.

The recitals and classes are supported by the Smithsonian Latino Initiative Fund and the John Hammond Fund for the Performance of American Music.

Please print application and return 4 weeks prior to each class, along with 5-minute cassette tape. (Tape is to demonstrate competence, and need not be repertoire for the master class).





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Check the class or classes you are interested in. If you are interested in more than one class, indicate priority, 1-4 (1 is most interested, etc.).
  Carlos César Rodríguez music of Spain
  José Cáceres music of Venezuela and the Caribbean
  Ana Cervantes music of Mexico and Central America
  Luiz Demoura-Castro music of Brazil and Argentina

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Use the other side or attach a separate sheet with your musical background, teachers, performance history, etc.

Return at least 4 weeks before each class with 5-minute cassette tape to:

Howard Bass
National Museum of American History, Room 4200
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C. 20560-0616

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