Dallas, TEXAS (PRWEB) March 02, 2015
Nineteen young pianists from nine different countries will come to Dallas March 11-14, 2015 to participate in the third-annual Dallas International Piano Competition hosted by the Dallas Chamber Symphony. The four-day event will be held at Southern Methodist Universitys Caruth Auditorium, and will consist of three rounds of competition before a distinguished international jury panel, as well as expert training and career-building guidance. The entire event is open to the public but advance purchase of passes is required. Attendees have the option of purchasing a one-day access pass for $ 15 or a four-day access pass for $ 35. Visit http://www.dallasipc.org for more information and to purchase passes.
This year marks a new milestone for the competition as it has attracted a record number of applicants, including students and graduates from all of the top universities and conservatories in the country, says Richard McKay, Artistic Director of the Dallas Chamber Symphony. We are so pleased to be welcoming more international participants this year than ever before.
The First Prize Winner of the Dallas International Piano Competition will perform a piano concerto with the Dallas Chamber Symphony during the 2015-16 season at City Performance Hall in downtown Dallas, bringing widespread recognition to launch the career of an aspiring artist. Additional winners will receive cash prizes. The event is a community partnership between the Dallas Chamber Symphony and the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. Metroplex Piano Warehouse is a major sponsor of this years competition, providing two of their top-of-the-line, hand-built, Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Pianos for the competition rounds in Caruth Auditorium.
All competition rounds and master classes are open to the public with the purchase of a one-day or four-day access pass. Audience members can expect to see contestants interact with jury members, who may interrupt the competition rounds to request to hear different passages of each contestants solo and concerto repertoire, in accordance with the competition rules and regulations. Judges score the contestants by ballot, and results are announced after each round. A public reception will be held in Bob Hope Lobby, just outside of Caruth Auditorium, following each round, where pianists and audience members can meet and mingle while awaiting results. Final results are announced immediately following Finals, on Saturday, March 14, at which time the winner will perform a solo recital.
The events jury panel includes: David Korevaar, a renowned pedagogue at the University of Colorado at Boulder and extensively recorded performing artist; Ran Dank, who received First Prize at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, and is also a laureate of the Naumburg Piano Competition and the Sydney International Piano Competition; and Marina Lomazov, Professor of Piano at the University of South Carolina School of Music where she is Founder and Artistic Director of the Southeastern Piano Festival. The faculty for the events Master Classes will include celebrated performers and Meadows Faculty Alessio Bax, Joaquin Achurarro and Dr. Carol Leone.
Dallas International Piano Competition hosted by The Dallas Chamber Symphony
March 11 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Public Master Class with Alessio Bax
March 12 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Quarterfinals with public reception following
March 13 9:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Semifinals with public reception following
March 13 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Public Master Class with Dr. Carol Leone
March 14 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Public Master Class with Joaquin Achucarro
March 14 5-8 p.m. Finals, Public Reception, Award Ceremony and Winners Recital
Caruth Auditorium SMUs Meadows School of the Arts, 6101 Bishop Blvd., Dallas Texas, 75205
$ 15 for one-day pass, $ 35 for four-day pass. Free for students. Open seating for all rounds. Purchase tickets at http://www.dallasipc.org
ABOUT DALLAS CHAMBER SYMPHONY
Named Best of Big D 2014 by D Magazine, and Best Classical Music Addition 2013 by the Dallas Observer, the Dallas Chamber Symphony is one of the most exciting and innovative professional performance ensembles in North Texas. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, it is comprised of 40 musicians, all dedicated to performing a balance of programs that include underrepresented and standard repertory, contemporary music, staged works, and pieces with extra-musical elements, such as film, actors, and dancers.
The DCS performs at the gorgeous new City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District, and provides educational and community programming, including an annual International Piano Competition at SMU, field-trip concerts for area school districts, and Sight of Sound, an annual International Film Competition. For more information, visit http://www.dcsymphony.org
About the Meadows School of the Arts
The Division of Music in the Meadows School of the Arts is a professional, comprehensive masters institution devoted to the advancement of music performance and scholarship, to the preparation of the next generation of music professionals, and to service in the artistic life of our community, our nation, and the world.
The approximately 300 students in the Meadows Division of Music pursue a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree options, including the Bachelor of Music degree (professional focus), the Bachelor of Music Education degree (teacher preparation focus), the Bachelor of Arts degree (liberal arts focus), the Master of Music degree (professional focus, advanced studies), the Performers Diploma and Artist Diploma (elite performance focus). All degrees and diplomas offered by the Division of Music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. http://www.smu.edu/meadows
Oceanside, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2015
Health Beauty Life Media, the rising star of interactive media, is proud to announce that the spring issue of Health Beauty Life magazine will hit newsstands April 14, 2015.
The spring edition of the magazine showcases former Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) dancer Karina Smirnoff on the cover with an in depth feature inside of the publication. Taking place in her fabulous Hollywood Hills home, Health Beauty Life editors chat with Karina about her life, her success and her go-to beauty tips. Also in this issue, look for a fun travel section highlighting Niagara Falls and Los Angeles Terranea Resort. Go across the pond for interviews with top U.K. style bloggers and cook up some Paleo-friendly grub with celebrity chef and healthy eating expert, Daniel Green.
Exploring trends in celebrity, food, beauty & fashion, health & fitness, travel, and lifestyle, each issue of the magazine includes a mix of exclusive interviews, healthy and delicious cooking with some of the worlds finest chefs, beauty and fashion tips, and destination travel.
In addition to distribution to high-end salons, medical practitioners and through select Whole Foods outlets, the spring issue of Health Beauty Life magazine will also be available nationwide at Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million retailers.
Barnes & Noble currently operates 674 bookstores in 50 states and the District of Columbia with an additional 692 college bookstores at colleges and universities across the United States.
Books-A-Million is the second largest book retailer in the nation with over 250 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia. A glossy 100-page publication, Health Beauty Life magazine retails in all outlets for $ 4.99.
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Health Beauty Life magazine explores trends in celebrity, food, beauty & fashion, health & fitness, travel, and lifestyle. Each quarterly issue includes a signature mix of exclusive interviews, noteworthy lifestyle explorations, healthy cuisine, beauty tips, and getaway destinations.
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Provo, Utah (PRWEB) February 26, 2015
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is proud to announce that its career-focused programs providing affordable education has been nationally endorsed on The Dave Ramsey Show. Daves endorsement can be heard in The Dave Ramsey Show podcast and the Dave Ramsey channel on iHeartRadio.
We are very excited about the opportunity to be featured on The Dave Ramsey Show, said Career Step President and CEO Steve Tober. Our low tuition rates coupled with programs that are in the fastest growing sectors make it possible for our learners to get the education needed to secure a better job without incurring debt. Our training programs are an excellent fit for Daves listeners, many of whom are looking for cost-effective ways to improve their financial situations. Affordable education is something we are incredibly passionate about, and we are thrilled to be teaming up with The Dave Ramsey Show to further publish that message.
Career Step and The Dave Ramsey Show promote many of the same ideals; namely, limiting debt and choosing results-oriented investments. In Career Steps case, these ideals are specific to higher education. Career Step focuses on helping students graduate debt free by offering affordable tuition rates in line with career earning potential. Career Steps programs are also built to ensure students make the most of their investment by teaching the specific skills employers require so they are able to find a job and start working immediately following the completion of their program.
Career Steps education model is incredibly practical, said Career Step Vice President of Enrollments and Marketing Ryan Ewer. Our goal, each and every day, is to prepare students for the workforcedelivering affordable programs that can be completed in less than a year. We want our learners to gain the knowledge and skills they need to get a job and start earning a good wage so they can better support themselves and their families. This is squarely aligned with Daves message, which is why we are so excited to be part of his show.
Career Step has been offering career-focused education programs for over 20 years. All of the training is offered entirely online, allowing students to study on the schedule and at the pace that fits their lives. Each course prepares a student for a specific career fieldsuch as medical transcription, medical coding and billing, or medical office managementwith tuition rates ranging from $ 2,000 to $ 3,400 total for each program. Career Step offers training programs for a variety of careers across healthcare, technology, and administration.
Listen to The Dave Ramsey Show podcast or the Dave Ramsey channel on iHeartRadio to hear the national endorsement of Career Step. More information can also be found at CareerStep.com/dave or by calling 1-800-411-7073.
About Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for several of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and corporate employees alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, improving lives and business results through education. Career Steps training programs are currently focused in healthcare, technology and administration, and more information can be found at http://www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.
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Schnitter’s professional experience includes an 18-year career in sales/sales management in the information technology, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, where he earned numerous sales and leadership accolades. He brings a rich knowledge of account management, sales coaching, training, skills development and sales management to the EmployeeScreenIQ team. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton.
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