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A native of Capiz, Philippines, Clement Acevedo has diverse experiences as a performer and educator. Currently, he coordinates piano studies at Eastern Mennonite University where he teaches piano, piano proficiency, music history, music appreciation, and performance workshops for piano students in the preparatory program.
Known for his “biting rhythmic drive” (Philippine Daily Inquirer) Clement has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in the Philippines, China and the United States. He has performed in venues such as the Merkin Concert Hall in New York and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He has performed as soloist with the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra, University of Santo Tomas Symphony Orchestra, and James Madison Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with eminent artists such as Josefino Chino Toledo, Andrew Tyson, and Gila Goldstein.
Clement is the first prizewinner of the 2004 National Competition for Young Artists, semi-finalist in the 2009 Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition, and most recently, performed Ravel’s Left hand Concerto as the winner of JMU Concerto Competition. He holds degrees from the University of the Philippines, West Chester University of PA, and Temple University. Piano studies with “master among Lieder pianists” Gabriel Dobner, Igor Resnianski, Carl Cranmer, and Harvey Wedeen; masterclasses with Dorothy Taubman, Malcolm Bilson, Solomon Mikowsky, Jose Maceda, Roberto Poli, and Anthony di Bonaventura, among others.
Clement is enthusiastic about engaging the community through his creative endeavors. He is the president-elect of Harrisonburg Music Teachers’ Association and is in-charge of inviting artists for their yearly programs; he co-founded the Music Teachers’ National Association collegiate chapters of West Chester University of PA and James Madison University. He volunteers for Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, and has taught the visually impaired. In 2008, he transcribed Dick Velasco songs into piano solos and recorded them as part of the composer’s year-long project.
Clement’s current research interest is the Russian composer Nikolai Medtner. His long-term research goal is to compile, edit, publish and record Filipino piano repertoire.
Classical Secondary School — St. Pius X Seminary, Capiz, Philippines
Diploma in Creative & Performing Musical Arts Piano Performance — University of the Philippines – Diliman
Bachelor of Music Piano Performance; minor voice — University of the Philippines – Diliman
Master of Music Piano Performance — Temple University
Master of Music Piano Pedagogy — West Chester University of Pennsylvania
DMA (candidate) Performance, Pedagogy and Literature — James Madison University