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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 5, 2010

Dr. Charles Badami to perform faculty recital Tuesday

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Dr. Charles Badami, instructor of music and collaborative pianist at Northwest, will be performing a solo piano faculty recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in the Charles Johnson Theatre.

The program will consist of "Prelude, Fugue and Variation (for organ)" by C. Franck; "Suite, from Partita in E major (for violin)" by J.S. Bach; "Liebesleid (for violin and piano)" by F. Kreisler; "Sonata quasi una Fantasia ("Moonlight"), Op. 27 No. 2" by L. van Beethoven; "Rondo, Op. 16" by F. Chopin; "Piano Sonata No. 2 in Bb minor, Op. 36 (Original Version) by S. Rachmaninoff.

At Northwest, Badami works with the University choirs, vocal and instrumental studios, collaborates with the other faculty and teaches various music courses, such as Enjoyment of Music and Class Piano.

Badami received his bachelor's degree from California State University-Bakersfield in 1997. He earned his master's degree in piano accompanying at the University of Oregon, where he also held a graduate fellowship in accompanying, served as the coach/accompanist for Eugene Opera and was the conducting masterclass pianist for the Oregon Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling.

He recently completed his doctor of music in piano performance and collaborative arts degree at Northwestern University's School of Music in Evanston, Ill.

Prior to coming to Northwest, Badami was a faculty member at California State University-Bakersfield for six years. He taught studio piano and accompanying, class piano, music fundamentals, theory, directed the Men's Chorus, and was in charge of playing and supervising accompanying duties for the department. He also was a frequent performer with the Musica da Camera orchestra and other groups.

While working on his doctorate degree in the Chicago area, Badami was rehearsal pianist with the Chicago Symphony Chorus for a number of works, including Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand," performed at the Ravinia Festival. He continues to be active as a teacher, piano soloist, vocal coach and chamber musician.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468