TTU piano professor to present recital

Posted by Lori Shull - Wednesday, April 11 2012


Catherine Godes, pianist and professor at Tennessee Tech University, will present her annual recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

The program will include three major works from the piano repertoire: Hayden’s “F Minor Variations,” Maurice Ravel’s “Sonatine,” and “Faschingschwank au Wein” by Robert Schumann.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Coordinator of piano studies at TTU, Godes is a professor, administrator, lecturer and clinician. Many of her students have won competitions throughout the region. As a board member of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association, she served as chairman of the Tennessee State Music Teachers Association Young Artist Steinway Competition for eight years. She is the founder of the Bryan Symphony lecture series, and she presents recitals and master classes across the state.

In 2008, Godes and TTU biology professor S.K. Ballal established the TTU Young Artist Piano Competition. Designed to showcase talented high school students, the competition attracts some of the finest talents in the region.

For many years, she and her late husband, Herman Godes, played as a piano duo. She has taught at West Virginia University, Southeast Chamber Institute, the Governor’s School for the Arts and the Oak Ridge Summer Conservatory.

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