High School Orchestra Clinician


Ramiro Miranda
Emporia State University

A native of Asunción, Paraguay, Ramiro Miranda came to the United States to pursue a bachelor's degree in violin performance at Pittsburg State University. Miranda holds a master's degree from Illinois State University in violin performance and orchestral conducting, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in orchestral conducting from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including first place in the Rosa Mistica violin competition in Brazil in the year 2000, the revelation award in the Cardozo Ocampo music competition in the year 2002, two Concerto Aria competitions, chamber music prizes, and a grant from Illinois State University's Friends of the Arts for a full production of Igor Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale.

Prior to coming to the United States, Miranda was an active teacher and performer, playing first violin for the Orquesta de la Universidad del Norte, and as an instructor of strings in Escuela Musical Miranda and Proyecto Sonidos de la Tierra. He continues to give recital and lectures for string teachers and students in Paraguay, and oversees the exchange of international faculty with Escuela Musical Miranda, one of the top music schools in Paraguay.

He has appeared with orchestras, chamber groups, and as a violin soloist in the United States, Spain, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Ramiro has conducted several orchestras at the collegiate level, including the recent performances of Mark Adamo's acclaimed opera "Little Women" and Mozart's "Cosí fan Tutte" with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Opera program, and youth orchestras in Kansas, Paraguay and Argentina. He has participated in international festivals and conducting workshops in the United States, Brazil, Argentina and Spain, with instructors of high acclaim such as Paul Vermel and Enrique Garcia Asensio.
Russell Clark
Lawrence HS/Lawrence Free State HS
1901 Louisiana
Lawrence, KS 66046
c: 913-620-8950
w: 785-832-5050

Important Dates - HS Orchestra
Sep. 14, 2020 - Mon
Business Meeting
via Zoom
Oct. 16, 2020 - Fri
Audition registration deadline — HS Orchestra
$10 per audition
Nov. 6, 2020 - Fri
LATE Audition registration deadline — HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$20 per audition
Nov. 7, 2020 - Sat
FINAL Audition registration deadline— HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$50 per audition
Nov. 7, 2020 - Sat
NEKMEA HS Honor Group Virtual Auditions
Judging will take place Nov. 7-14
Dec. 5, 2020 - Sat
NEKMEA Mini-Conventions
Choir: Topeka HS
Orchestra: Topeka-Washburn Rural HS
Band: Topeka-Seaman HS
In-person festivals are cancelled for 2020-21

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