Vitae

Caricature of a guy carring a grand piano

The heavy weight of a life vocation.

 

Dr. Ruben Malán’s Curriculum-Vitae

   EDUCATION

1999

 Doctor of Music, Piano Performance – Florida State University.
   Major professor: James Streem. Treatise: Fifty Years of Graduate Piano Recitals at
   The Florida State University School of Music.

1992-94

 Piano Pedagogy – Florida State University, major professor: Dr. Victoria McArthur.

1988

 Master of Music, Piano Performance – Florida State University.
   Major professor: Leonidas Lipovetsky.

1986

 Certificate: Music Teacher, Department of Public Instruction. Puerto Rico.

1979

 Bachelor of Music (with honors), Piano and Music Education.  Conservatory of
   Music of Puerto Rico.  Major professors: Jesus María Sanromá, Nellie Justicia.
   PRIVATE STUDIES

1991-92

 Jazz-piano – William Peterson, F.S.U

1983-85

I nstrumental conducting – Roselín Pabón; Valdo Malán; Puerto Rico, Uruguay.

1978-80

 Choral conducting – Sergije Rainis, Puerto Rico.

1976-78

 Clarinet – Kathleen Jones, Puerto Rico.

1972-73

 Piano – Raquel Boldorini, Montevideo, Uruguay.

1971-72

 Piano – Omar Naranjo, Montevideo, Uruguay.

1959-70

 Piano, theory, harmony – Santiago Baranda-Reyes; Montevideo, UR.

1965-68

 Clarinet, conducting – Valdo Malán, conductor, Municipal Symphony Orchestra, UR.

1980-06

 Technology in music education, computers, synthesizers, digital recording
   TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2005-06

 Adjunct Music Instructor, History of Jazz – Barry University, Adult and Cont. Ed.

1993-06

 Piano, class piano, solfége, keyboard harmony, jazz, improvisation, MIDI, synthesizers Ruben Malán Piano and           Keyboard Studio; Tallahassee, Florida.

1991-93

 Piano, improvisation, ear training, harmony: Sims-Baldwin Music Academy; Tallahassee, Florida.

1990-92

 Piano – Chipola Junior College, Marianna, Florida.

1990-91

 Piano – Vicki McArthur and Associates; Tallahassee, Florida.

1990

 Piano, keyboard literature – Honors Piano Camp, F. S. U.

1986-87

 Director – “Salsa Florida” (Latin ensemble), Graduate assistantship.Department of Ethnomusicology, Florida State   University.

1979-86

 Piano, keyboard-harmony, improvisation – Conservatory of Music; Puerto Rico.

1984-86

 Piano: Municipal School of Music, Municipio de Carolina, Puerto Rico.

1984-86

 Piano, harmony, theory, jazz, synthesizers – Ruben Malán Private Music Studio; Puerto Rico.
   PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

1973-08

 Concert pianist – Uruguay, United States.

1990-08

 Performing Pianist /Accompanist – Tallahassee Bahai Community: Rezvan Center

1987-08

 Accompanying and coaching – Florida State University School of Music.

1987-95

 Accompanying and coaching – Florida State University School of Music.

1989-92

 Accompanying: Florida State University School of Dance, Southern Ballet Academy,And Tallahassee Ballet.

1978-86

 Accompanying and coaching – Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.

1976-86

 Accompanist, arranger, and musical director – Puerto Rican and Caribbean popular singers.

1980-86

 Rehearsal pianist: Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly, They Are Playing Our Song, West Side Story, The Secret of   Susanna, Little Red Riding Hood, La Verbena de la Paloma, and Molinos de Viento; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1983-86

 Head pianist/keyboardist – Hotel Caribe Hilton. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1980-82

 Head pianist – Cerromar Beach Hotel, Puerto Rico.

1973-74

 Head pianist accompanist – Concord Hotel, Saint Marteen, Netherland Antilles.

1973-75

 Solo jazz pianist – Caravanserai Hotel, Saint Marteen, Netherland Antilles.

1974-86

 Recording studio pianist/keyboardist – (CDs, TV programs, jingles). San Juan, Puerto Rico

1968-60

 Performing Pianist /Accompanist  – Iglesia Evangelica Metodista Central: Montevideo Uruguay.
   CONDUCTING

!985

  Musical director and conductor – Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian-Carlo Menotti:Opera Workshop, Conservatory   of Music of Puerto Rico.

1983-86

 Musical director and conductor – (Fundación Portoriqueña de Zarzuela y Opereta)Jacinto Guerrero – El Huésped del  Sevillano, Amadeo Vives – Doña Francisquita.

1983-85

  Musical Director – “El Show de Nydia Caro,” Channel 2, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
   AWARDS – RECOGNITIONS

1987-88

  Florida State University Fellowship

1978

  Prize “Hernan Rodriguez,” Medal of Honor by UNESCO, Puerto Rico.

1973

  Second Prize – Artigas-Washington Library Piano Competition, (U.S.A. Embassy), Uruguay

1973

  First Prize – Centro Cultural de Música-AEMUS piano competition, Montevideo, Uruguay.

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