The Clarinet In The New World 4.0: Dances Across The Americas Is March 1

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The UTC Music Department will present “The Clarinet in the New World 4.0: Dances Across the America’s”, a faculty concert featuring clarinetist Nikolasa Tejero and pianist Tim Hinck. The performance will take place on Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St.  

The event is offered in conjunction with UTC’s Department of Foreign Languages’ week-long celebration of National Foreign Languages Week and is presented free of charge and open to the general public.   

The fourth in a series of Latin American themed recitals, “Dances Across the Americas” explores the music of dance traditions from several Pan-American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, and the US.  These genres range from folk to salon and ballroom, Brazilian carnaval, and even pay tribute to New York’s Tin Pan Alley.  The composers featured include Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Guastavino, Fernando Deddos, Osvaldo Lacerda, Cesar Guerra Peixe, Paquito D’Rivera, William Bolcom, and UTC’s Dr. Mario Abril. 

Nikolasa Tejero is currently on the faculty at UTC, where she is the coordinator of clarinet studies, teaches Introduction to Music, Music theory and directs the UTC Clarinet Ensemble. An avid proponent of chamber music, Nikolasa keeps a busy schedule as recitalist and concerto soloist across the Eastern and Midwestern United States and has been singled out with a number of distinctions both nationally and abroad. She remains actively engaged in musicological research and has presented lectures and lecture recitals on the origins of Latin American art music traditions. Moreover, she has premiered several new works written expressively for her, and is one of the founding members of New Dischord, a Chattanooga-based performing ensemble. 

A native of Tennessee, Tim Hinck, began studying piano and composition at age six. He has studied both nationally and internationally and has received many awards in organ and piano competitions. His compositions and arrangements have premiered in the United States and Europe and he has produced works ranging from small ensembles to opera and rock/electronic groups. He continues to present and perform concerts worldwide. Hinck currently teaches at the Cadek Conservatory of Music at UTC, and works with several ensembles which premiere his compositions, amongst which are his contemporary music ensemble New Dischord and the flute/clarinet/piano trio Tresillo.

If you require additional information regarding any other UTC Music Department performance, call the Music office at 425-4601 or see the Music Department website at


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