Classical guitarist Terry Pazmino to perform at Dyersburg State

Classical guitarist Terry Pazmino to perform at Dyersburg State

Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 12:10 pm

The Messenger 09.30.08

Dyersburg State Community College and the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies (TnCIS) are bringing classical guitarist and recording artist Terry Pazmino to Dyersburg.
A free concert is set for Friday at 7 p.m. at the Campus Activities Building (former Student Center) on the DSCC campus. A reception will follow at the new Student Center.
Pazmino, born in Quito, Ecuador, belongs to a generation of composers and virtuosos who reintroduced the European influences and rediscovered the popular music from Latin America.
In his youth, Pazmino dominated the forms of the Ecuadorian popular music, such as the san juanito, pasillo, capishca and yumbo. Later, he traveled to Venezuela and France to study with three guitar masters: Antonio Lauro, Alirio Diaz and Alberto Ponce.
For nine years he lived and studied in Sydney, Australia, where he achieved the Honours Masters degree from the University of Western Sydney. While there, he mastered playing South American folk music.
Pazmino has offered recitals and concerts in the greatest rooms of 42 countries, including the Sydney Opera House and New York’s Carnegie Hall. He plays in a style that gives power, originality, magic, simplicity, enchantment and freshness, all from one guitar.
This event is just one of the cultural opportunities provided by the International Studies program at DSCC. The International Studies program at DSCC includes coursework, special programming and study abroad opportunities.
Since joining TnCIS in 2007, the program has arranged for Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to speak on campus and presented the Cinco Maestros Michoacanos art display.
TnCIS represents a group of colleges and universities devoted to making international education and cultural understanding a central goal of higher education throughout the state of Tennessee. It was founded in 2006 to provide greater focus on the international needs of the state and to develop, support and promote international exchanges of all types.
TnCIS consists of nineteen colleges and universities in the State of Tennessee.
For more information, contact Zaira Garcia, DSCC international studies coordinator, at or (731) 286-3377 or visit the Web site

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