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TAMIU Phi Kappa Phi Presents Recital Today Posted: 11/17/15

TAMIU Phi Kappa Phi Presents Recital Today


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             Take in an afternoon recital, “Strings, Piano and Organ,” at Texas A&M International University Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 4:45 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

             Admission is free and open to the public

             The recital is sponsored by the TAMIU Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

            Featured musicians for the recital are: Kassandra Rocha on viola, Anne Sanchez on piano, and Daniel Maldonado Burciaga on piano. The students are also members of Phi Kappa Phi.

            Rocha, currently pursuing her bachelor’s in music in viola performance under the direction of Dr. Yu-Mei Huang, associate professor of music and strings. Rocha has received numerous awards and accolades for her performances. She began her music studies by playing the violin, but she switched to viola last year. 

Rocha will perform “Romance for Viola and Piano,” composed by Ralph Vaughn Williams. 

            Sanchez is pursuing a bachelor’s in music with an all-level certification under the direction of Dr. Fritz Gechter, associate professor of music and piano. She is a member of the National Guild of Piano and has received various awards for her performances, including the Brownsville Piano Competition.

            Sanchez will perform “Sonatina No. 2 in A Major,” composed by W. A. Mozart.

            Maldonado is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music and has participated in several piano and organ recitals. He won first place in the Laredo International Piano Competition in 2014 and third place in the 2015 Lamar Bruni Vergara Conference for his original composition and performance.

            He will perform “Fugue in G minor BWV 535” composed by Johan Sebastian Bach.

            The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. It was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.

The TAMIU Chapter 296 of Phi Kappa Phi was recently recognized as a Chapter of Excellence, the highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization.

            For more information, contact Dr. John Kilburn, associate dean, Research and Sponsored Projects, at or 326.3221 or visit offices in Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 326C.