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NWFSC Piano Professor Presents Free Chopin Recital

Mattie Kelly Arts Center

 

Lois Van Dam
Lois Van Dam

10/3/2012 - Northwest Florida State College piano professor Lois Van Dam will present a recital of selected works by the renowned composer Frederic Chopin on October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tyler Recital Hall of the music wing at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the college's Niceville campus. Among the works to be performed are Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66; Barcarolle, Op. 60; Berceuse, Op. 57; Scherzo, Op. 31; and more. Admission to the recital is free, but donations toward the college's piano fund will be accepted. For information, contact the NWFSC Fine & Performing Arts Division office at (850) 729-5382.

In addition to teaching piano at NWFSC, Ms. Van Dam teaches voice and conducts Belle Voci, the NWFSC women's ensemble, and leads the Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale, a select group of vocalists who perform with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO). She has been professionally involved in choral music for more than thirty years. In the community, she is organist and choir director at St. Andrew's by the Sea Episcopal Church in Destin and she performs frequently as a solo pianist and accompanist. From January 2006 to June 2007, she served as interim conductor and music director of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and she presently performs with the professional orchestra as pianist.

Also a choral composer and arranger, Ms. Van Dam's works have been performed in a number of colleges and churches. Before moving to Niceville in 2002, she lived in the Boston area, where she taught at Eastern Nazarene College, serving as conductor of the college's Choral Union and Orchestra and as piano instructor. She was also pianist and often served as chorus master for Boston's Chorus pro Musica, and in that capacity prepared the group for performances with the Boston Pops and the Pittsburgh Symphony.