Ouachita Baptist University will host world-renowned flutist Dr. Tadeu Coelho as guest artist and speaker for a flute seminar on Ouachita’s campus Saturday, March 8. As part of the all-day event, co-sponsored by the Hot Springs Flute Ensemble, Coelho will perform in a recital as well as lead a discussion and masterclass for seminar participants.
“Dr. Coelho is inspiring in his performances and his outlook on life and teaching,” said event organizer Kristin Grant, assistant professor of music at OBU. “He has a beautiful flute sound, brilliant technique and the ability to capture and share expression in music.”
Grant also serves as conductor of the Hot Springs Flute Ensemble. This is the second time she has brought Coelho to campus for this event following his successful visit five years ago.
The public is invited to attend two performances Saturday afternoon. The seminar flute choir will perform at 1 p.m. in Hammons Gallery outside the McBeth Recital Hall, followed by a concert by Coehlo at 1:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. He will be accompanied on the piano by Dr. Adam Haas, OBU lecturer in music. These events are free and open to the public.
Musicians may also register to participate in the full seminar, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday with a flute choir rehearsal for registered attendees. Following the rehearsal, Coelho will lead a discussion on “Flute as Inspiration and Praise” at 11 a.m. Finishing up the day, flutists will then have the opportunity to play for Coelho and receive critique as part of a masterclass from 3-5 p.m.
Coelho, a native of Brazil, has performed in music halls across the world and recorded multiple solo CDs. He currently teaches at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He previously served as associate professor of flute at the University of Iowa and the University of New Mexico as well as visiting professor at the Ino Mirkovich Music Academy in Croatia. Coelho earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music and now works to train the next generation of flutists.
For more information about Coelho’s visit or registration information for the seminar, contact Kristin Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5518.
Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Theatre Arts will host the 13th annual 10-Minute Play Festival March 6-8. Auditions for the shows will be Thursday, March 6, rehearsals will begin Friday, March 7, and shows will be performed Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Verser Theatre. The Saturday performance is free and open to the public.
“I hope the festival is a fun weekend of theatre,” said Jordan Miller, a senior musical theatre major from Rockwall, Texas. Once shows are cast after the Thursday auditions, participants rehearse throughout the night Friday to prepare for their Saturday performance.
Students of all majors and experience are encouraged to audition and participate. “I want it to be a chance for theatre students to leave the school aspect of performance and just play, “ Miller explained. “But I also want the non-departmental participants to have a fun time in an arena they don’t always get to be in.”
Miller is directing the festival along with Blaine Surber, a senior musical theatre major from Sulpher Springs, Texas, and Shelby Spears, a sophomore English major from El Dorado, Ark. This year’s festival is hosted by Ouachita’s chapter of Theta Alpha Phi national honor fraternity for theatre arts.
For more information, contact Jordan Miller at email@example.com or Mary Handiboe, OBU associate professor of theatre arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-4157.