Belton, Texas – The College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will host The Dean’s Series: Sunil Gadgil, saxophone and Michelle Schumann, piano in concert on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Baugh Performance Hall of the Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Gadgil is best known as an active soloist, chamber musician, and teacher of the saxophone. His performances have garnered nominations in recent seasons for “Best Classical Ensemble” and “Best Chamber Music Performance” by the Austin Critics Table. He serves on the music faculty of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and coaches a studio of over fifty young students from across the Austin area. Dr. Gadgil holds a Bachelor’s, a Master’s of Music in Performance, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas.
Schumann has built a reputation for evocative and moving performances that are infused with unique energy and zeal. Winner of the 2006 Janice K. Hodges Competition for Contemporary Music, Schumann’s programs feature meticulously integrated selections of classic and contemporary repertoire producing performances that are the Austin American Statesmen described as “smart, irresistible, and utterly captivating.” Schumann serves as Professor of Piano at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a position she has held since 2002. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas, Austin and holds a Young Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Performance Diploma from the Vienna Conservatory.
Together, these two talented members of the UMHB faculty will present an evening of duets.
This concert qualifies as a Fine Arts Experience (FAE) credit for UMHB students. The Fine Arts Experience program is designed to help students gain an appreciation for the fine arts in many forms during their time on campus. To this end, students are required to attend at least one designated Fine Arts Experience event each semester.