ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Dr. Miranda has taught master-classes in renowned universities in Brazil, Panama and the United States. He served as Adjunct Professor to both Southern University of Baton Rouge and McNeese State University. Dr. Miranda currently teaches percussion at Nicholls State University. As a soloist he has performed with the Louisiana State University Symphony, Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Louisiana Sinfonietta as well as with professional orchestras in Brazil, including the Orquestra Sinfonica da Paraiba and Orquestra Sinfonica do Recife. He has commissioned several new works for percussion solo with world-renowned composers including David Stock, Brett Dietz, Liduino Pitombeira and Joe W. Moore III. Dr. Miranda endorses Sabian Cymbals, Black Swamp Percussion and Salyers Percussion. He is committed to teaching and promoting a variety of musical styles to the next generation of young percussionist.
ABOUT THE KEYBOARD FOCUS SESSION: Circling the Square for Marimba and Saxophone Quartet by David Stock
Circling the Square for Marimba and Saxophone by David Stock has never been performed. It is an extremely challenging piece for marimba with intense virtuosic passages for the accompaniment. The renown saxophone group Quartetto Obrigado has agreed to collaborate on the premier of this piece at PASIC 2019. Although David Stock has a vast amount of solo and chamber works for percussion instruments, his music is not well known in the percussion community. David Stock was an accomplished American composer with an extensive list of works. He has been commissioned by world-renown orchestras such as New York Phillarmonic, Seattle Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony. He is the founder of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. This performance will serve as a gateway to his percussion music.