Joao Paulo Casarotti, a Brazilian pianist, received his M.M in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Temple University and M. M. in Piano Pedagogy from the University of North Dakota. He earned a B. M. in Music Performance from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, a Performance Diploma from the “Maestro Ernst Mahle” Music School of Piracicaba-Brazil, and a Performance Certificate from the National Academy of Music in Sofia–Bulgaria.
Mr. Casarotti maintains an active schedule involving performance, research and pedagogy presentations. He has performed with orchestras in Brazil and the US, as well as important venues as a solo and chamber pianist in Brazil, the US, Bulgaria, Argentina, Chile, Uruguai, and Paraguai. He is an important researcher of Ernst Mahle’s works for piano and is involved in a project to make them more accessible. He has presented lectures for the Hawaii International Conference of Arts and Humanities, for the Temple University MTNA chapter, the Northern Delaware Valley Chapter of the Music Teachers Association, and the Pennsylvania State Conference of the Music Teachers Association.
Mr. Casarotti has a prolific career as teacher in both Brazil and USA. He worked for 4 years as faculty at Temple University and Temple Prep School, where he taught classes in Piano Pedagogy, Piano Group Classes and Applied Lessons. Currently Mr. Casarotti is a full time instructor at the Southern University, in Baton Rouge, where he teaches Harmony, Piano Group Classes, Applied Piano Lessons and Piano Pedagogy. He is also a DMA in Piano Performance with minor in Organ Performance candidate at Louisiana State University, under the instruction of Michael Gurt, Dr. Herdon Spillman, and Professor Jan Grimes.