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SWAU Meyerson 2022

A Night at the Meyerson

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A birdeye view of the Meyersons, which has a large seating area that is shaped in a semi-circle in different heights to be able to view the stage and rather large organ.

Dr. Devon Howard

Devon Howard began piano and organ studies in Colorado at the age of 8. After earning a BS degree in Organ Performance with Judy Glass at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee, he went to The Netherlands on a Fulbright scholarship to study organ performance and improvisation with Aart Bergwerff and Sietze de Vries. In 2012, he completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree under Dr. Kimberly Marshall at Arizona State University. His dissertation was titled, "Organ Improvisation in Context." Currently, Devon serves Southwestern Adventist University as the Director of Keyboard and Theory Studies and Chair of the Department of Music.

Johnathan E.L. Wall

Since arriving at Southwestern Adventist University in 2009, Jonathan Wall has provided unparalleled music opportunities to the Southwestern community. He is the director of choral and vocal studies, working with students to help them develop into talented and professional musicians.

Under Jonathan’s guidance, the Southwestern University Singers have grown into an elite international touring ensemble, known for their variety-filled programs, exquisite harmonies, and expressive interpretation of text. In addition, Jonathan is the founder and director of the Southwestern Recital Series, a concert series designed to feature students, faculty, and guest musicians, hosted on the Southwestern campus. The series has produced more than 70 concerts since its premiere.

Dr. Rogério Nunes

Brazilian violinist and violist Rogério Nunes holds a DMA in violin performance, with a minor in viola from the University of Georgia, where he was awarded a graduate assistantship. He also worked in his DMA in viola performance at the University of North Texas, where he was awarded the MDF (Master and Doctoral Fellowship) from the Toulouse Graduate School.

In Brazil, Rogério was a concertmaster and soloist of many orchestras and recorded as soloist of the Astor Piazzola’s Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, among others.

At the University of Georgia, he was awarded the March Moody Scholarship in Violin and the Director’s Award. Rogério has performed, recorded, and toured in the US and Brazil as a soloist with the ARCO Chamber Orchestra. He also has toured with the University of Georgia faculty quintet and taught master classes in Brazil.