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Richard J. Urbis

Mr. Richard J. Urbis

Mr. Richard J. Urbis
Artistic Director of Patron of the Arts
Department of Music


Artist Diploma The Juilliard School of Music
M.M. The Juilliard School of Music
B.M. A & M University Corpus Christi

CV/VITAE: R. Urbis Vitae

Classes Taught:

Applied Lessons in Piano
Advanced Music Theory
Keyboard Skills
Graduate Applied Lessons and Composition

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Area of Specialty and REsponsibility:

Pianist-composer Richard Urbis holds degrees from the prestigious Juilliard School of Music. An internationally renowned pianist, he has successfully competed and performed in numerous national and international competitions, including the Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow), the Chopin Competition (Warsaw), the Beethoven Competition (Vienna), and was a finalist in the International New York Chopin Association Competition. His playing has been featured on numerous national and international radio shows, and he has performed concerts throughout the United States, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Italy, Mexico, Poland and Russia. In Monterrey, Mexico, he recently performed Mozart's "Concerto in C Major, K.467" with the State Orchestra of Nuevo Leon. Other recent concerts include Pro Musica of Detroit, Michigan; orchestral performances in Puebla, Mexico; and recitals in Houston, the Czech Embassy in Washington, D.C., and Prague, and Marianske Lazne in the Czech Republic. As a composer, Professor Urbis has received world premieres by many notable ensembles. The Dallas Symphony premiered his "Suite for Chamber Orchestra" and the Catalina Chamber Orchestra of Tucson, Arizona, premiered his symphony, "St. Joan of Arc." Professor Urbis teaches advanced music theory, orchestration, counterpoint and analysis, and applied piano. His recently released CD titled "Music from Prague: 200 Years of Czech Piano Music" is a critically acclaimed success. Professor Urbis serves as the Artistic Director of the Patron of the Arts series.

Previous Experience:

Professional Touring Artist; Teaching experience at Texas A & M Kingsville; Texas A & M Corpus Christi


Office Hours - spring 2012

Tuesday & Thursday
3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Office: Eidman 120-D
Phone: (956) 882-7182
Fax: (956) 882-8247

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