International concert pianist to perform, teach Friday at Northwestern

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International concert pianist to perform, teach Friday at Northwestern

Dr. Sergio MonteiroInternational concert pianist Dr. Sergio Monteiro will be giving a recital, masterclass and discussion in Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Herod Hall Auditorium on Friday, April 18, from 1-2:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Monteiro is a Steinway Artist and has won numerous awards and international competitions, including the 2003 Martha Argerich International Piano Competition. The Brazilian pianist currently heads the piano department at Oklahoma City University.

The recital will occur from 1-1:30 p.m., with the masterclass instruction of Clint Cropp, an Alva junior majoring in piano performance, taking place from 1:30-2 p.m. There will be a general discussion with music majors and the audience from 2-2:15 p.m.

“This event brings international musical artistry and knowledge to our campus and is significant in broadening the understanding of fine arts and humanities in this region,” said Dr. Sarah Chan, assistant professor of music and director of keyboard studies at Northwestern. “The performance, instructional and experiential expertise of the artist and professor will give insight into the kind of training, studies and experience necessary for those interested in pursuing music studies at very high levels of achievement. The opportunity to listen to Dr. Monteiro perform, teach and talk also broadens the audience experience in understanding the world-at-large through music, musical enjoyment, knowledge and understanding.”

For more information on this special event or keyboard studies at Northwestern, contact Chan at (580) 327-8690 or