October 2013 Newsletter


Fall Festival and Open House

Fall is here, and that can only mean one thing…it’s time for Vivaldi Music Academy’s Fall Festival! If you haven’t already done so, mark October 26th from 4-6 pm on your calendar and make plans now to join your fellow Academy students in this new tradition. An afternoon of face painting, balloon art, photo booth, moonwalks and jump houses, games, and scrumptious food is sure to delight our youngest to most seasoned students. Don’t forget to wear your fabulous fall costumes and be sure to pick up a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes. Bring your friends and family for an afternoon of laughter and merriment!

In the News: Things to Do

Join the Academy’s Children’s Choir

Get ready to light up the stage with Vivaldi Music Academy’s Children’s choir! A unique and unparalleled experience with fun and educational objectives for children ages 4-11. The choir is led by our talented voice coaches who have extensive experience in bringing the joys of choral music to their students. By using a variety of genres like musical theater, contemporary and traditional children’s music as well as popular songs, students will learn how to engage their whole body to create a beautiful sound and an entertaining presentation. Choir practice will be held on Wednesdays at 5:45 pm.

Enjoy A Chamber Music Recital

Vivaldi Music Academy is honored to host visiting faculty from the Conservatory of Udine, Italy in a Chamber Music Recital on Tuesday October 15th , 7 pm at Dowling Music Center. The ensemble includes Professors Ugo and Bianca Cividino, Luca Cividino, Vivaldi Music Academy faculty member Laura Cividino, violist Faith Magdelene Jones, and Vivaldi Music Academy Director Zeljko Pavlovic. Come enjoy the music of Antonin DVOŘÁK’s QUINTET in A op. 81 and Giuseppe MARTUCCI’s QUINTET in C op. 45 performed by this exceptional ensemble.

About the Professors Cividino

Professor Ugo Cividino is the Lecturer for Principal Piano at the Conservatorio di Udine and responsible for the special course on Piano Duos (2 pianos and piano for 4 hands) as well as the special chair for “Techniques of Audio Recording, Reproduction and Post Production”. Professor Franca Bertoli Cividino previously taught at the Conservatorio Buzzolla in Adria, and since 1983 she holds the principal piano chair at the Conservatorio J. Tomadini in Udine.

Spotlight: Teacher of the Month

Lachlan Fife – Guitar, Piano, Voice, Composition Lessons in Houston

Lachlan Fife – Guitar, Piano, Voice, Composition

Lachlan Fife – Guitar, Piano, Voice, Composition

At the age of four, Lachlan Fife showed an innate aptitude for music by being able to quickly play on the piano music he had just heard. By the time he was a teenager, he had gone far beyond learning to play several instruments to the composition of original ideas. Never wanting to pigeonhole himself in one genre, Lachlan’s eclectic tastes reach beyond classical composition and performance into jazz, rock, pop, country, and devotional music. When in his twenties, Lachlan worked as a studio audio engineer/producer in Seattle, Washington writing arrangements and accompaniments for local Seattle artists. Finally getting serious, Lachlan earned his Bachelors and Masters of Music from The Boston Conservatory where he studied with Larry Thomas Bell and Osvaldo Golijov. His first international recognition came in 2005 for his work “Medley Tipico,” commissioned by the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic for their South America tour. That same year he also won the Roger Session’s Memorial Award in Composition. In 2007, he studied abroad in France at the prestigious Fontainbleau Conservitoire. Lachlan has since devoted himself to the education and outreach of music and the arts. Earning his Doctorate of Music from the University of Texas at Austin, he has over 10 years of experience teaching one on one lessons in piano, composition, voice, guitar and in classroom settings teaching music theory, ear training, and singing.

Fall Festival Gallery