TAMIU Annual Report 2018

2018 Annual Report / IMPACT TAMIU’s Music Program Impacts Laredo Phil In 1980, a group of visionary Laredoans dreamed of a day when orchestra music professionals would call Laredo home and form the core of the city’s own Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra. Today, that dream is coming true. Buoyed by faculty, graduates and students in the music program at Texas A&M International University, the Laredo Phil now boasts a core group of some 25 TAMIU-affiliated musicians, creating the largest corps of professional-quality musicians in its history. Brendan Townsend, TAMIU faculty member and music director of the Laredo Phil, said he believes the University’s relationship with the Laredo Phil has been integral to its growth and success. “This is a source of tremendous excitement for us as we perform before our audiences, knowing that our Orchestra includes more TAMIU faculty members, students or graduates, and other gifted local music educators helping us deliver our seasons of sound,” Townsend said. The Laredo Phil opened its 39th Concert Season in October at TAMIU’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts’ Recital Hall. The season includes four orchestral concerts featuring six of TAMIU’s full-time faculty, four adjunct faculty, seven students and numerous alums. TAMIU president, Dr. PabloArenaz, noted the historic collaboration shows the importance of dreaming big. “In 2002, we launched this important collaboration. Our success today reminds us all of the importance of dreaming big and, as we say here at TAMIU, ‘Going Beyond,’ ” Dr. Arenaz said. The Laredo corps of musicians is supplemented by freelance musicians from SanAntonio, Austin and Houston. THE 2018 ANNUAL REPORT TEAM: DR. PABLO ARENAZ, PRESIDENT PUBLISHER: ROSANNE PALACIOS EDITOR: STEVE HARMON ART DIRECTOR: ANA CLAMONT CONTRIBUTING DESIGN: ANDREA MARTINEZ CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: MIKA AKIKUNI, STEVE HARMON, DAN LATHEY, CHRISTINE ROJAS PHOTOGRAPHY: ROLANDO SANTOS, DAN LATHEY, FERCH, TAMIU STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 2 /DONOR IMPACT 4 /FACULTY IMPACT 6 /STUDENT IMPACT 8 /PROGRAM IMPACT 10 /NEWS 11 ACHIEVEMENTS/IMPACT 14 CHALLENGE/IMPACT 16 ENGAGEMENT/IMPACT 18 EXPLORING/IMPACT 20 LEADERSHIP/IMPACT 22 SERVING/IMPACT 24 GIVING/IMPACT 26 STAY CONNECTED / C O N T E N T S

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