EMCC to host concert, workshop
special to The Star
April 18, 2004
SCOOBA Michael Patilla, instructor of music and music history at Mississippi State University, will hold a concert and guitar workshop at East Mississippi Community College as part of the Pine Grove Festival.
Patilla will perform in Stennis Auditorium on the Scooba Campus at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday and will teach a guitar workshop afterwards for EMCC students and members of the public.
Patilla was awarded second place in the 2003 Volos International Guitar Competition in Greece and was a finalist in the 1998 Italian International Guitar Competition.
Since learning to play classical guitar at the age of 16, Patilla has enjoyed a busy performance schedule, including appearances at universities and concert series across the United States.
In 1999, he was chosen to perform for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center.
He has been featured as concerto soloist with the Eastman Chamber Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra, and has been a featured performer at the City Stages Festival, Piccolo Spoleto Festival and Panoply of the Arts.