Internationally acclaimed pianist to teach, perform on campus this month
The Master’s College Music Department continues its tradition of bringing world-class musicians and composers onto campus when it hosts internationally renowned pianist Sam Rotman at the end of this month.
Rotman, who holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Julliard School in New York City, has given more than 2,400 performances in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South and Central America, Africa, South Africa, Europe and Asia. Since making his debut with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16, Rotman has performed in more than 50 countries. He has dedicated a specific area of his musical life to the study and performance of the works of Beethoven.
Rotman’s visit to The Master’s College (TMC) will take place Jan. 29-30, during which time he will teach lessons and perform a master class at 4:00 p.m. on Jan 29. He will conclude his visit with a solo concert on Jan. 30, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The presence of accomplished musicians like Rotman is by design. The TMC Music Department, under the leadership of Dr. Paul Plew, makes a concerted effort to draw the world’s leading Christian musicians and composers by making them a part of the department’s guest faculty. Throughout the year, guest faculty members interact with the school’s music students and faculty as their schedule allows.
Last fall, for example, the college hosted celebrated choral composer Dan Forrest, who like Rotman, is a member of TMC’s guest faculty. Forrest joined the TMC faculty in 2012. Rotman has been a member since 2001.
According to the music department, such events offer the school’s music students (and faculty) unprecedented opportunity to learn from men and women who embody professional excellence and accomplishment in their respective fields, and who also exhibit a commitment to use their gifts as a platform to honor the Lord.
Guest faculty visits also create a dynamic learning environment by allowing the school’s aspiring musicians and composers a rare opportunity to see firsthand what a life in music looks like. They help create an atmosphere of personal mentoring and discipleship that is such an important part of The Master’s College experience.