Professor to present piano concert, clinic Oct. 2

Rob AulerRobert M. Auler of SUNY Oswego’s music faculty will present a full-length recital at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

The program will feature an eclectic mix of solo piano compositions, blending landmark works by famous composers, two transcriptions and a newer piece by an emerging composer.

Auler is in his third year teaching piano at Oswego. Since his arrival on campus, Auler has performed in the Czech Republic, throughout the United States and most recently as soloist with an orchestra in Venezuela. In 2004, Auler made his Carnegie Hall debut in a collaboration with the Oswego Alumni Association.

He has also worked with colleagues to develop the Ke-Nekt Chamber Music Series at Oswego, which included Auler performing with the Ying Quartet and Julie Albers last year. He looks forward to collaborating with rising young composer Carter Pann in this year’s series.

Before the concert, Auler will host a clinic for area piano students. It will include a master class conducted by Auler and an introductory jazz piano demonstration by faculty member Rick Balestra.

For information on the clinic or concert, e-mail

People with disabilities needing accommodations to attend this event should call the music department in advance at 312-2130.

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(Posted: Sep 14, 2005)