Music Program
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Javier Clavere, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Applied Piano
College Organist and Carillonneur

Presser, Room 404
CPO 2194

Phone: 1-859-985-3464
Fax: 1-859-985-3994
E-Mail: javier_clavere@berea.edu

www.clavere.net

At Berea College since 2010

Office Hours:
2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.-Monday
2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.-Wednesday
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.-Thursday
Or by appointment
Class Schedule:
MUS 100 B (Tue/Thur: 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm)
MUS 222  (Mon/Wed/Fri: 11:00 am – 11:50 am)
MUS 223  (Tue/Thur: 11:00 am – 11:50 am)

“Empire Brass and Javier Clavere” — Released: 2014.

Brahms Paganini Variations, Book Two
performed by Javier Clavere

Degrees

  • D.M.A.., College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, 2010
  • M.M., College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, 2008
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 2002
  • D.T., Anthem Group Institute of Technology, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Friends of CCM, Music Grant, University of Cincinnati
  • Duo Ellis Piano Competition, Spartanburg, SC
  • Palm Beach Invitational International Piano Competition, Palm Beach, FL
  • Loaz-Johnson Scholar Award, Brigham Young University, Utah
  • Utah Arts Council Performaing Arts Tour, Artist in Residence
  • IX International Utah Mozart Festival, Park City, Utah
  • Los Angeles International Piano Competition, Los Angeles, CA

Courses

  • MUS 100: Class Piano
  • MUS 216: Independent Studies in Music Technology
  • MUS 220: Materials of Music I
  • MUS 222: Materials of Music II
  • MUS 340P: Piano Pedagogy
  • MUS 341: Studio Teaching
  • MUS 350P: Piano Literature I
  • MUS 351P: Piano Literature II
  • MUA 105-Applied Lesson in Piano

Special Interests

Spending time with his family, golf, movies, and enjoying the latest technology gadget.

Affiliations

  • Society of Music Theory
  • American Semiotic Society
  • American Guild of Organists

Papers and Publications

  • “Face to Face with Orchestra and Chorus: A Handbook for Choral Conductors, 2nd ed., edited by Don V. Moses, et al.” Review: Music Research Forum, Vol. 20, 2005
  • “The Paradigm Shift Theory, Sacred Signs and Worship Systems.” Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, New Orleans, 2007. Printed in the 2007 Semiotic Society Proceedings – finalist 2007 Kevelson Young Scholar Award.
  • “Parody and Ironic Ethos in La Pasión según San Marcos by Osvaldo Golijov.” Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of Music Theory South East, University of Greensboro, NC.
  • “Existential Irony in La Pasión según San Marcos by Osvaldo Golijov.” Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of Music Theory Midwest, University of Bowling Green, OH.
  • “The Semiosis of Jazz Piano transcriptions.” Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, University of Houston, 2008.
  • “Mais Que Nada,” Jorge Ben, Sergio Mendes, Brasil ’66, and the Black Eyed Peas: Cultural Fusion, Sign Evolution, and Popular Music.” Paper presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, Cincinnati, 2009.
  • “Aesthetics, Semiosis and Meaning in Pastoral Care Through Music.” Summer Spirituality Institute, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, 2010.
  • The Tango Affair: Hollywood’s Infatuation”  Paper presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, Pittsburgh, 2011.

Ongoing Research

  • (Ongoing Research) Piano Pedagogy, Keyboard Studies, Musical Semiotics and Musical Representation, Popular Music, Latin-American Music, Film Music, Music Technology and Semiosis, and Musical Cross-contextualization.

Biography

Javier Clavere, is an award winning performer and scholar that crosses over the worlds of piano performance, music theory, music technology, and sacred music. He has performed in many prestigious concert series across the United States, South America and Europe performing with orchestras, in solo recitals and chamber music. In 1994 he was privileged to perform on Vladimir Horowitz’s piano featuring the famed pianist’s instrument, organized by Steinway and Sons. He was artist in residence of the Utah Arts Council Performing Arts Tour. In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, he was the soloist for the Opening gala of the Symphony of the Americas in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He also appeared as soloist with the Fairfield Symphony Orchestra, James Madison University Symphony Orchestra, Rosario State Philharmonic, and Rosario Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared in solo recitals in prestigious series such as, Palm Beach Invitational International Piano Competition, Broward Performing Arts Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Rutgers University Nicholas Music Center, DiCapo Opera Theater (NYC), Temple Square Concert Series in Salt Lake City, Xavier University Piano Series in Cincinnati. A consistent prizewinner, he has both participated and won prizes in the Los Angeles Franz Liszt International Piano Competition, International Utah Mozart Festival, Palm Beach Invitational International Piano Competition. Javier was named the official representative of Argentina by the office of the president in the 5th Franz Liszt International Competition in Utrech, The Netherlands. Javier was born in Rosario, Argentina, and was invited to the United States on full scholarship to attend Brigham Young University. His graduate studies have taken place at the College Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. He studied piano with Roberto Caamano, Dr. Paul Pollei, Dr. Seymour Bernstein, Prof. Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff, and Mr. James Tocco. He has performed as a piano duo with his wife Lindsay since 1996. In honor of their wedding, composer Seymour Bernstein wrote “Rhapsody on Two Names – Javier and Lindsay,” and the Argentinean composer Duilio Grasso wrote “Candombe for Two Pianos.” Both pieces were premiered at their piano duo debut in the Assembly Hall Concert Series in Salt Lake City in 1997. They have performed extensively as a duo across North and South America.As a music theorist, he has presented papers at three National Conferences of the Semiotic Society of America, at Music Theory Midwest, Music Theory Southeast. His research includes musical semiotics, sacred music and signs, popular music and semiotics, and the semiotics of Latin American Popular Music.

 

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