Facebook Live Fall Info Series.
Throughout this series we will feature special guests that will tell us more about upcoming educational programs at the Grunin Center, as well as the programs and clubs featuring performing arts students on Ocean County College’s Campus.
This series is perfect for teachers, students, potential students, and community members alike!
Free! JOIN US Wednesdays at 2pm at facebook.com/GruninCenterOCC
This week’s featured presenter: Brian Gilmore, OCC Lecturer, Applied Music
During this Facebook Live, Brian Gilmore will speak with Victoria Buczynski, Marketing and Sales Specialist for the Grunin Center, about Ocean County College’s AA Performing Arts Degree program in Music as well as the newly curated Afternoon Recital Series performances open to students and the community.
A native of Toms River, NJ, pianist Brian Gilmore earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano performance and has since devoted himself to chamber music. Mr. Gilmore has studied under Veda Zuponcic, Amanda Penick, and Galina Greysermann, and worked in masterclasses with Ida and Ani Kavafian, John Steele Ritter, Douglas Humphreys, and John Perry among others.
As a solo and collaborative pianist, Mr. Gilmore has won awards in the NJMTA Young Artists Competition, Artists International Competition (NY), and the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition (Boston). Playing throughout the Tri-state area, select performances include the College Music Society Composers Concert (Princeton, NJ), Philadelphia Flute Society, National Flute Association Convention (Charlotte, NC), and Kosciuszko Foundation (NY, NY). In 2010 Mr. Gilmore was interviewed by David Osenberg for the program Cadenza on WWFM regarding his work on the recordings Debut and The Russian Romantic Flute which featured several world premiere recordings.
As a lecturer at Ocean County College, Mr. Gilmore oversees the applied music program, has revitalized the classical recital series, and regularly collaborates with faculty, students, and area musicians. Through his work as an educator and performer, he aims to nurture musical awareness and understanding in this community, while ensuring that students with a desire to excel in music are afforded that opportunity.