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Kingsville piano professor opens VC Guest & Faculty Recital Series

Aug. 17, 2013 at 3:17 a.m.


Joachim Reinhuber, a pianist from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, will open the Victoria College 2013-14 Guest and Faculty Recital Series on Sept. 17.

All four concert series will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Symposium on the Victoria College main campus and are free and open to the public.

Hosted by VC's music department, Reinhuber will play piano selections from Johannes Brahms, Sergei Rachmaninov, Frederic Chopin, Alban Berg and Gabriel Faure.

Reinhuber was born in Frankfurt, Germany. His first teacher, Franz Calvelli-Adorno, was his grandfather. He studied with Gisela Sott in Frankfurt, Robert Levin at the University of Music, Freiburg, John Perry at Rice University in Houston and Nancy Garrett at the University of Texas at Austin.

Reinhuber serves as assistant professor of piano at Texas A&M University, Kingsville, and is in high demand as solo and collaborative performer, clinician and adjudicator, in the U.S. and Germany. He was member of the city of Aschaffenburg Music School faculty in Germany, teaching piano, chamber music and music theory for 14 years.

In August 2006, he moved to Texas to complete a doctorate of musical arts degree in piano performance at the University of Texas at Austin.

In 2012, he was the pianist for the Texas Music Educators Association's All-State Men's Choir, and in 2013 for the Texas Two Year College All-State Choir.

In the fall and spring, Reinhuber will tour extensively through Texas and the U.S.

Other performances in the series are:

Jonathan Anderson, saxophone, Nov. 4

Patricia Balmer and Eugenie Fuhrman, sopranos, Jan. 28

Philip Welder, percussion, March 10

Anderson is from Lincoln, Ill. He holds bachelor's degrees in both music education and performance from Millikin University, and a Master of Music degree from Ball State University.

Anderson is an associate professor of music and department chairman of the Victoria College Fine Arts Department, where in 2005 he was awarded the "Distinguished Teaching Award" and was nominated for the "Minnie Stevens Piper Award" in education.

A native of San Antonio, Balmer lives in Yoakum with her husband and three children. By day, she directs the Edna High School Choir and Theatre Programs, serves as an adjunct faculty member at Victoria College, and maintains a small private voice studio. By night, she has performed regionally with the San Antonio Chamber Choir and the San Antonio Opera and works with Theatre Victoria where she has been the music director for "Annie," "The Marvelous Wonderettes," and "Beauty and the Beast," in addition to working with the theater's education programs.

Fuhrman has enjoyed singing as long as she can remember. After graduating from Victoria College, she earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from East Texas State University and a Master of Music in vocal performance from Southwest Texas State University where she also studied piano and composition. Fuhrman serves as organist and music director at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and Temple B'nai Israel, as well as an adjunct vocal instructor for Victoria College, UIL accompanist and office manager at Rosewood Funeral Chapels.

Welder, a Victoria native, serves as the music teacher at F.W. Gross Magnet School and as a Victoria College adjunct percussion instructor. He has also been involved with numerous acclaimed orchestral and chamber music concerts and recordings in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Welder holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Texas, and a Master of Arts from the Royal Academy of Music.

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