Florida College Presents Marlais and Campbell in Concert and Master Class

January 18, 2012

The Florida College Life Enrichment Series will present clarinetist Arthur Campbell and pianist Helen Marlais in recital on Monday evening, January 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Puckett Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Marlais will also present a workshop, piano master class, and showcase of her new piano method, Succeeding at the Piano, on Saturday, January 21, from 10:30 until 3:15 at the same venue as part of the Florida State Music Teachers Association District 9 Conference.  FSMTA members will be admitted for $10. Admission for guests who are not FSMTA members is $15, and students can attend for $5.

Dr. Campbell is an internationally acclaimed clarinetist who has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. He enjoys a celebrated solo recording career and has won numerous international awards. He is one of the foremost champions of contemporary repertoire and has had pieces written for him by dozens of distinguished composers. Dr. Campbell received the Doctor of Music and Master of Music at Northwestern University and is currently a Professor of Music at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dr. Marlais is one of the most prolific authors in the field of educational piano books and an exclusive writer for The FJH Music Company Inc. where she is the Director of Keyboard Publications. She gives pedagogical workshops throughout the country, performs collaborative recitals and concerts in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia and has recorded both educational CDs and recordings with her husband, Arthur Campbell. Dr. Marlais received her DM in piano performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University and her MFA in piano performance from Carnegie Mellon University and now holds the position of Associate Professor of Music at Grand Valley State University.