Dr. Elvin S. Rodriquez

Elvin S. Rodríguez is currently Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at La Sierra University. Dr. Rodríguez frequently performs in solo and chamber recitals, and has presented at local, state, and national workshops and conferences in the areas of keyboard pedagogy, Baroque keyboard performance practice, improvisation for beginners, and the integration of music technology in the piano curriculum. Dr. Rodríguez has worked with state, national and international prize winning pianists of all ages and is a frequent adjudicator for advanced and professional adjudications and competitions.

Dr. Rodríguez received his BM and MM in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and later received an Ed.M. and Ed.D. in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has studied with Rhona Hodgen, Earle Voorhies, Constance Keene, Dr. Mark Silverman, and Dr. Robert Pace. Dr. Rodríguez also studied organ with Donald Vaughn. Dr. Rodríguez has received many awards and won many competitions, including the prestigious Young Artist Guild given by the Music Teachers Association of California, and received the distinction of Promising Young Artist from the national ARTS organization. Dr. Rodríguez has toured Chile, South America and given a series of classes, master classes, and concerts. He has also toured in Trinidad where he presenting master classes and concerts. Recent performances include playing the Warsaw Concerto with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra and an organ recital at Lake Avenue Congregational Church.

Recent performances include soloing with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, an organ recital at Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena, CA and upcoming tour of Chile where I will be giving a pedagogy seminar as part of a 2-year Pedagogy Certificate at the Adventist University in Chillan, Chile. The certificate is open to all music students of the university and to area universities and colleges.