Sundays at Lowman Concert Series: White Rock, SC, March 11, 2018: Join us, Sunday March 11, 2018 for an afternoon of music. Performing will be Verena Abufaiad, Piano.

Verena Abufaiad is currently a Doctoral student in Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina. She holds Master’s degrees in Piano Performance and in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Missouri and a BM in Piano Performance from the Universidade to Estado do Para, in her native country, Brazil.

While in college, Ms. Abufaiad won state and national piano competitions and was the recipient of two research scholarships, one devoted to piano technique and the other to study the transmission process of oral tradition music in a specific community in the Amazon. The book “Folias de São Sebastião: Um Estudo sobre a Transmissão Musical” [Folias of Saint Sebastian: A Study of their Musical Transmission”], written by ethnomusicologist Dr. Liliam Barros and Ms. Abufaiad, was funded and published by the Brazilian federal government and was the product of the study on oral tradition music.

In Brazil, Ms. Abufaiad held teaching positions at Consevatório Carlos Gomes, Fundação Amazônica de Música, an outreach program for underprivileged students, and the State University, where she taught applied piano for undergraduate piano majors. During her graduate studies at the University of Missouri, Ms. Abufaiad was recognized in piano competitions and gave solo and collaborative recitals. She also taught piano lessons through the Community Music Program and general music classes at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia, Missouri. Currently, Ms. Abufaiad serves as a class piano graduate assistant at the University of South Carolina and as piano instructor for the Center for Piano Studies at USC and Freeway Music in Columbia, South Carolina.

All Sunday at Lowman Concerts are held at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoons in the New Life Chapel located in the Wellness Center on the Heritage at Lowman campus and will be followed by a reception in the adjacent Hoefler Gallery. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information about our concert series please call 803-451-7414.

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