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Join us for A Night at the Meyerson on February 9, 2020. The event will feature world renown composer, Dr. Brandon Boyd, a variety of special guests, a mass choir, saxophone ensemble, and symphony orchestra. Proceeds from ticket sales support the student music experience at Southwestern Adventist University. Please click below to get your tickets today!

 

Location:
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
 

Date & Time:
Sunday, February 9, 2020
6:00 p.m. | Box Office Opens
7:00 p.m. | Concert Doors Open 
7:30 p.m. | Concert Begins

Questions:
Emely Robinson
Office of Univeristy Advancement
Adminstrative Assistant
advancement@swau.edu
817-202-6231

*Tickets are non-refundable. Proceeds benefit the student music experience at Southwestern Adventist University. Thank you for your support! 

 

About Our Artists

Dr. Brandon Boyd

Dr. Brandon A. Boyd is the Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Missouri, where he conducts the Concert Chorale Men’s Ensemble. In addition to his conducting duties, he teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting, choral arranging, and choral music education. He appears regularly as a conductor, clinician, composer in residence, collaborative pianist, and lecturer for conferences, conventions, collegiate choirs, church choirs, choral festivals, and workshops.

 

As a proponent of choral singing to help build community, his research interests include organizing choirs for the homeless, social and physical effects of choral singing on seniors and field experience for music therapy and choral music education students. For three years, he co-directed three community choral partnerships: The Tallahassee Senior Choir, RAA Middle School Chorus, and the MTC Women's Prison Glee Club. He was recently invited by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale to serve as the composer in residence and community engagement lead for their Giving Voice to the Voiceless program. The Chorale premiered his commissioned work, “I Search,” during their 35th Anniversary Summer Justice Concert series where he served as assistant conductor, pre-concert lecturer, and guest pianist.  Boyd used a text written by “Poet V,” a participant in the Voces de Libertad program at the Santa Fe County Youth Development Center, to set to music. His duties also included organizing and conducting the Interfaith Community Shelter Street Choir, creating a safe place for men, women, and children experiencing homelessness within the Santa Fe community.

 

He holds a Ph.D. in choral music education and M.M. in choral conducting from Florida State University, where he studied with Drs. André J. Thomas and Judy S. Bowers. He earned a B.S. in music education (emphasis in piano) from Tennessee State University. He is a proud member of the American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM), American Guild of Organists (AGO), and Chorus America.

Dr. William Chien

Saxophonist Dr. William Chien is a soloist, chamber musician and educator. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Dr. Chien holds the degree of Doctor of Music from the University of North Texas, major in saxophone performance and related field in jazz study. His primary teachers are Eric Nestler, Kenneth Radnofsky, Kenny Tse, Shuen-Wen Tung and Shyen Lee. As a performer, Dr. Chien gives recitals and concerts all over the world, he has premiered many new works at various international events such as World Saxophone Congress, North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, Navy International Saxophone Symposium, Denton Jazz Festival, Malaysia KK Jazz Festival, Taichung Jazz Festival and Taiwan National Recital Concert Hall. 

 

As an educator, Dr. Chien has served as a committee member in the First Asian Saxophone Congress, and was invited to be the judge for the jazz competition of the congress in 2016. Besides, he also assisted many other important saxophone events such as Taiwan International Saxophone Summer Camp and Taipei International Jazz Camp. From 2005 to 2009, Dr. Chien was the founder of Taipei Saxophone Lecture Series and cooperated with other musicians, gave numerous lectures and clinics in different universities and colleges in Taipei. Dr. Chien has previously served on the faculty as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Taiwan National Tainan University, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taipei Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei Christ's College, Kuang Jen High School and Taipei Hwa Kang Art School. He has been awarded the position of Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas from 2010-2013. Dr. Chien is the author of "Saxophone Learning for Novices" and "Saxophone Altissimo", published by Mercury Publishing House. Since 2017, Dr. Chien is an endorsing artist for Forestone Saxophone.

 

Dr. Scott Campbell 

Dr. Scott Campbell has performed as a soloist in Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and throughout the United States. Has appeared with various ensembles, most notably the Dallas Pops Orchestra, Plano Symphony, Odysseus Chamber Orchestra and the Allen Philharmonic and performed with musicians such as The O’Jays, Martina McBride, and Ben Folds. Along with numerous solo recitals, Dr. Campbell has given world-premiere performances at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biannual conference. Dr. Campbell has served on the faculty of Southwestern Adventist University and Mountain View College and maintained a large studio that averaged between 80-100 private students in the DFW area. His students have gone on to be accepted into prestigious programs such as Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, Peabody Conservatory, the New School, University of North Texas, Berklee College of Music, and Interlochen Arts Academy. 

 

Dr. Campbell received his doctorate degree in saxophone performance from the University of North Texas where he served as Teaching Fellow of saxophone and taught a large studio of saxophone students. In addition to performing and teaching, Dr. Campbell has been featured as an interviewee in The Instrumentalist, Southwestern Musician, The Wave, served as a busy clinician for Vandoren, and has presented master classes and clinics throughout the US and China. Currently, Dr. Campbell serves as Woodwind Category Manager for Conn-Selmer, Inc.

 

Cármelo de los Santos

Brazilian-born violinist Cármelo de los Santos enjoys an exciting career as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. From his extensive concerto experience to his most recent performances of the 24 Caprices by Paganini and the Sonatas and Partitas by Bach, his virtuosity and commitment to communicate the essence of music captivates audiences world wide.  Cármelo has performed as a guest soloist with over 40 orchestras, including the New World Symphony, Santa Fe Pro-Musica, the Santa Fe and New Mexico Symphonies, the Montevideo Philharmonic, Orquestra Musica d’Oltreoceano (Rome), and the major orchestras in Brazil. Cármelo is a winner of several international competitions including the 4th Júlio Cardona International String Competition (Portugal). In 2002 Cármelo made his New York debut as soloist and conductor in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall with the ARCO Chamber Orchestra. Cármelo is an Associate Professor of Violin at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and plays on a J. B. Vuillaume violin, 1828.