Information About Residencies
Althea Waites is a highly acclaimed pianist who has championed the music of American composers throughout her career. Her extensive repertoire includes traditional and rarely heard works, as well as new music by Latin-American, Asian and African-American composers.
A graduate of the Yale University School of Music, Ms. Waites has been artist in residence at numerous institutions throughout the United States
such as Smith College, Virginia Polytechnic University, Spelman College, Haverford College and Virginia State University.
Her previous experience includes performances in schools with Young Audiences, Inc., Chamber Music in Historic Sites, Junior Chamber Music,and the Los Angeles County Music Center.
- A Residency may include the following presentations:
Coaching (chamber ensembles, piano trios, etc.)
The length of a residency may vary from a few days to several weeks, with extended residencies of a month, semester, or year. In addition to performances in schools, Ms.Waites is involved in community outreach and service programs in retirement homes, prisons, hospitals and churches.
- Lecture Topics
Music of African-American composers
Improvisation: Role of the keyboard in early music, 20 th-21 st century developments
New Music for Piano
Topics for lectures may also be selected by the presenter/institution.
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