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Pamela Decker

Professor, Music

Music Bldg, Room 201
520-621-1389

Dr. Pamela Decker, organist and composer, is professor of organ and theory at the University of Arizona. She earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stanford University and was awarded a Fulbright grant in 1980 to study organ and composition in Luebeck, Germany. She has won prizes in national and international competitions for organ and composition. Dr. Decker has performed extensively as a concert organist throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. She has ten CD’s (as performer or composer) in distribution.Twice she has appeared as a recitalist at the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). She has performed as part of many other conferences and festivals at national and international levels.

Dr. Decker’s compositions have been performed in 19 countries by musicians from all over the world. She has been published by Wayne Leupold Editions, C. F. Peters, Augsburg, Hinshaw Music, Inc. and World Library Publications. Dr. Pamela Decker is represented by Phyllis Stringham Concert Management.

In 2004 she was awarded the Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize for Research/Creative Activity at the University of Arizona.

In 2000 Dr. Decker was the recipient of the College of Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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19 hours ago
Arizona Arts

We asked The University of Arizona School of Dance alumna Erina Ueda (BFA ‘21, Dance) ...

What have you been up to?

I’m currently a professional dancer with the Giordano Dance Chicago, America’s original jazz dance company in Chicago, Illinois. It has been a magical experience so far being a part of their legacy, representing as their first Asian dancer, performing at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Harris Theater and the Auditorium Theatre, and touring around the state & country. This spring, I was invited to be interviewed by the Consultant General of Japan in Chicago.

Not only I work as a professional dancer, but I work as a social media consultant and a videographer for the GDC. I also teach dance classes: ballet, jazz, tap and acrobat, at many different studios in the city, as well as being invited to teach at summer intensives and master classes from other states.

It has been a whole new world, a dream come true, and I cannot wait to continue learning and growing, become stronger, and perform with the incredible Giordano Dance Chicago, who I call my family, as we enter our 60th season!

It is such an honor to be recognized by you. Thank you so much for reaching out; I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the experience I had at UofA ❤️💙

Images by @toddrphoto.

> Including a New Yorker ad, featuring Erina and a poster with both Erina and Skyler Newcom (BFA '19).

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1 day ago
Arizona Arts

Another gorgeous mural in Tucson by School of Art alumna Jessica Gonzales (BFA '12, 2D Art).[📸: This Is Tucson 🎨: Jessica Gonzales Art] This stunning piece presently adorns the side of Amazing Discoveries Tucson near Broadway and Tucson Boulevard! City of Tucson - Government Pima County, AZ Why I Love Where I Live Vamos a Tucson #visittucson #tucson #arts #artistsoninstagram #publicarts #color #love #photography #travel #murals #freeyourself #520 #mexico #borderlands ... See MoreSee Less

Another gorgeous mural in Tucson by School of Art alumna Jessica Gonzales (BFA 12, 2D Art).
2 days ago
Arizona Arts

Here's Assistant Professor of Practice Darnell T. Roulhac in his "The Room Where it Happens: Guide to Auditioning Successfully" workshop at the International Thespian Festival 2022!

"The Room Where it Happens" is a masterclass-style workshop to better prepare young singers as they are auditioning for schools and shows. Participants get tips on how to pick impactful songs as well as how to get the attention of the panel one's performing for. They will also discuss 32-bar cuts and what else one should have prepared.

Hosted at Indiana University, the festival is a celebration of school theatre and gathers thespians from around the globe for performances, workshops, and college auditions!
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