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“Double Bass and Piano Recital” at Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus Nov. 13

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Sunday afternoon concerts at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach return, beginning with a recital that includes two faculty members from the University’s School of Music.

The College of Arts and Letters presents a “Double Bass and Piano Recital” featuring Dr. Marcos Machado, double bass, and Dr. Jacob Coleman, piano, on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Fleming Education Center Auditorium. The recital will include performances of music from Reinhold Gliére, Robert Schumann, Frank Proto, Luigi Boccherini and Giovanni Bottesini. This event is free and open to the public.

“We in the College of Arts and Letters at the Gulf Park campus are excited that Southern Miss will be hosting Sunday afternoon concerts from our talented School of Music. This is a return to an event that was most popular with both the University and community here on the Mississippi Coast,” said Dr. Deanne Nuwer, associate dean of the college.

Dr. Marcos Machado, associate professor of double bass, teaches classical double bass, chamber music and jazz studies at Southern Miss and is the director of the Southern Miss Bass Symposium. He is also the principal bass of the Meridian Symphony and a member of the USM Jazz Ensemble.

Machado enjoys an international career as a concert artist, teacher and chamber musician. Along with the Austin-based Conspirare Ensemble, he has toured and recorded the twice Grammy-nominated album Threshold of Night. He also participated in the live recording of the PBS Special “A Company of Voices: Conspirare in Concert,” which was nominated for the Grammy Best Classical Crossover Album in 2009.

Machado maintains an active performing and teaching schedule, touring the United States, Europe and South America. A native of Brazil, he is the founder and pedagogic director of the Pampa International Music Festival.

Dr. Jacob Coleman, instructor of music in collaborative piano, collaborates with performers throughout the U.S. At Southern Miss, he directs the Collaborative Piano Program for the School of Music, and from 2014-16, he was the visiting assistant professor of collaborative piano at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. During the summer, he serves on the piano staff at the Meadowmount School of Music founded by Ivan Galamian.

Coleman has performed with artists such as Cleveland Orchestra Principal Clarinetist Franklin Cohen, and bassoonist William Ludwig. He has also performed for a number of masterclass clinicians such as Gil Shaham, Angela Hewitt and Donald McInnes.

Coleman holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Georgia, a Master of Music from University of Oregon, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.

For more information about the recital, contact the College of Arts and Letters on the Gulf Park campus at 228.214.3245.