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Liduino Pitombeira named MTNA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year.

Liduino Pitombeira has been selected as the 2003 MTNA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year for his composition Brazilian Landscapes. Pitombeira is presently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in composition at Louisiana State University Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. , where he studies with Dinos Constantinides. He received a bachelor of music degree from Universidade Estadual do Ceara (Brazil) in the spring of 1996 and a master of music degree from Louisiana State University in the summer of 2000. He also studied composition with Jose Alberto Kaplan, Vanda Ribeiro Costa and Tarcisio Jose de Lima, in Brazil.

Performances of his works have been given by The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Louisiana Sinfonietta sin·fo·niet·ta  
1. A symphony that is shorter than usual or that calls for fewer than the usual number of instruments.

2. A small symphony orchestra, especially one consisting of stringed instruments only.
, LSU Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), Red Stick Saxophone Quartet, New York University New York University, mainly in New York City; coeducational; chartered 1831, opened 1832 as the Univ. of the City of New York, renamed 1896. It comprises 13 schools and colleges, maintaining 4 main centers (including the Medical Center) in the city, as well as the  New Music Trio and Orquestra Sinfonica do Recife (Brazil). He received important national awards, such as the first prize in the 1998 Camargo Guarnieri Composition Contest in Brazil for his composition Suite Guarnieri and the first prize in the Sinfonia sin·fo·ni·a  
1. An instrumental composition serving as an overture, as to an opera or cantata, especially in the 18th century.

2. A symphonic composition.
 dos 500 Anos composition contest in Brazil in 2000 for his composition Uma Lenda Indigena Brasileira.

Pitombeira is a member of the National Association of Composers, USA, Society of Composers, Inc.; American Music Center The American Music Center (AMC) is a national service organization and information center dedicated to building a national community for new American Music. It was founded in 1939 by a consortium of six American composers led by Aaron Copland, along with Howard Hanson, Otto , College Music Society and Sociedade Brasileira de Musica Contemporanea, Brazil.

The MTNA MTNA Music Teachers National Association
MTNA Middle Tennessee Nursery Association (McMinnville, Tennessee) 
 Composer Commissioning Program is dedicated to encouraging the creation of new works. The Distinguished Composer of the Year Award is sponsored by Sylvia Shepherd of California.
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Title Annotation:National Association News; Music Teachers National Association
Publication:American Music Teacher
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2004
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