Music Professor To Give Journeys Seminar

SHSU director of keyboard studies Sergio Ruiz will encourage students to “be active” along their college journeys on Tuesday (April 16).

The Honors 3332 Journeys seminar will be presented at 5 p.m. in Smith-Hutson Building Room 186.

Ruiz said his discussion will be centered around the importance of being actively engaged in work, family and community.

An associate professor of music, Ruiz has been teaching at SHSU since 2004, during which time he has helped establish the university’s first Latin arts festival, Festival Inspiración, and has been recognized with SHSU’s Faculty Excellence in Service award. He has also been recognized as the 2009 Texas Music Teachers Association Collegiate Teacher of the Year.

He has performed solo and chamber music concerts around the world, on Spanish-speaking radio broadcasts throughout South and Central America, and most recently in Ecuador, Columbia and México.

Ruiz studied piano in Barcelona, Spain, as well as at Rice University, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Santa Clara University. His teachers include Robert Roux, Paul Schenly and Hans Boepple.

The lecture, sponsored by the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College, is part of a class designed to show students what characteristics lead to success.

It is open to the public.

For more information, contact course instructor Patrick Lewis at 936.294.3397.

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