Monday, September 28, 2009

Enjoying Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C Major, Opus 2 No.3

“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inner places of the soul.” –Plato Rhythm and harmony have certainly found their way into the soul of William DeVan. DeVan has been a professor of music at Birmingham Southern College since 1980, and students in varying majors have had the opportunity to learn the arts of the piano from him. Whether they are students studying music, math, or science, he has taught them all. DeVan has given several master classes in China. He has also performed in Xiamen, Nanning, and Paris. To put it in his own words, “I regard every piano student that I teach as a future patron of the arts. I want to make sure that all of my students have an understanding of the demanding process of learning that results in a performance at the piano.” This Tuesday during common hour, Professor William DeVan will be performing in Hill Hall. The title of the performance is “Enjoying Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C Major, Opus 2 No. 3.” Please plan to make room in your day for this significant cultural event.

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