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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 3/23/04
Kerry BahamClick on image for publication quality photo
      HAMMOND -- Pianist Kerry Baham, a native of Hammond and graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, will return to his alma mater for a guest recital on April 2.
      The 7:30 p.m. performance in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium is free and is part of the music and dramatic arts department’s spring “Encore!” performing arts series.
      Currently, Baham is performing a series of all Brahms recitals at colleges and universities in Louisiana, Texas, and Kansas. At Southeastern, he will perform Brahms’ “Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5,” “Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118,” and “Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G Minor.”
      Baham received his early musical training from David Evenson, head of Southeastern’s music and dramatic arts department. He has won several awards in competitions, including the Louisiana Collegiate Artist Competition and the Wideman International Piano Competition. 
      As an artist on the Eroica label, Baham is involved in recording the complete piano sonatas of Mozart. His first compact disc of three Mozart piano sonatas has been heard on Texas and Missouri public radio. 
      In addition to his Southeastern degree in piano performance, Baham is also a graduate of the University of North Texas and has completed additional studies at the prestigious Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg, Austria. He has served as head of piano studies on the faculty of Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas, since 1997.
      As a soloist, Baham has been heard with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson Symphony, and the New Orleans Junior Philharmonic. Also an active accompanist, he has collaborated with winners of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in concerts in the United States and Europe. 
      For additional information about the concert, contact the music and dramatic arts department, 985-549-2184.