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Rodrigo Vasconcelos is a passionate intercultural educator, an expert teacher with exceptional learning environment skills. Rodrigo is a superior musician, combining excellent conducting technique, thorough knowledge of vocal pedagogy, and distinguished piano playing.  


Aug 2004Jul 2007

Advanced graduate studies in Conducting

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Recipient of the TORA assistantship. Assistant-conducted the UK Chorale, the UK Choristers, and the UK Women's Choir.


Master of Arts in Music

Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, Kentucky

Assistant-conducted the University Chorale, the University Concert Chorus and the University Chamber choir, in rehearsals and performances on campus and on tour. Responsible for planning, scheduling, rehearsing, and conducting student singers in a concert tour to Brazil. Premiered student compositions and accompanied voice and instrumental students. 

Jan 1996Dec 2000

Bachelor of Music

Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. Winner of two Brazilian National Piano Competitions while seeking the degree. Assistantship in Library Sciences. 

Work experience

Jul 2007Present

Music Educator

Our Lady of the Visitation School, Cincinnati, Ohio

Implemented the use of music technology to all grades. Restructured the music program: what was solely a general music track, now is a diverse program, encompassing choirs, songwriting lab, music appreciation, and general music. Successfully trains more than 600 students in grades four through eight. Stages one musical theater production a year.

Jun 2007Present

Piano and Musicology Professor

Indian Springs Academy of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio

Teaches a strong piano performance studio and college preparatory classes in Music History and Music Theory. Founding member of the Music Development Program (Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada)

Aug 2004May 2007

Adjunct Faculty

Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, Kentucky

Led the University Concert Chorus and Orchestra in acclaimed performances of Mozart's Coronation Mass and Ariel Ramirez's Navidad Nuestra.  Collaborated at the piano with faculty and students in a large number of recitals. Taught Music Appreciation and Class Piano. Served as vocal coach to students preparing for performances.  

Jan 2000Jun 2002

Orchestra Keyboardist

Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Piano, organ, and celesta. Performance refinement praised by internationally renowned conductors such as Enrique Batiz, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Lior Shambadal and Tony Award winner Donald Pippin. 

Professional Development

Continued Professional Development, Royal Conservatory of Music College of Examiners, Toronto, Canada, December 2013 to present.

Guest Artist, College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 2013. 

Guest Artist and Clinician, Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, Kentucky, October 2013.

Conductor, Coral Angelical and Orchestra, Teresópolis, Brazil, January 2009.

Clinician, A Cappella Ensemble, Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 2008.

Accompanist, American Choral Directors Association, Kentucky Summer Workshop, July 2007.

Clinician, Lexington Singers, Lexington, Kentucky, March 2007.

Professional Development, “Writing/Engagement/Learning Workshop,” Cumberland, Kentucky, June 2006.

World-premiere of “Canticles of John,” March 2006. Performances at Campbellsville University, Lindsey-Wilson College, Loretto Motherhouse, and the First Christian Church of Richmond, Kentucky. 

Soloist, CU Orchestra and Chorale, “Beethoven Choral Fantasia,” Cathedral of the Assumption, Covington, Kentucky, February 2006.

Clinician, Bluegrass Choral Music Festival, Lexington, Kentucky, October 2005.

Conductor and Accompanist, CU University Chorale, European Tour, May 2005.

Conductor, Brazilian Chamber Choir, Campbellsville, Kentucky September 2004.

Conductor, CU Chamber Project, Brazilian Tour, May 2004.

Conductor, CU University Chorale, US New England Tour,  March 2004.

Lecturer, “Historical and Theological Foundations for Music Ministry,” Campbellsville University, February 2004.

Accompanist, The Flute Society of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, January 2004.

Recitalist, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, June 2004.

Clinician, Central Baptist Church of Volta Redonda, Brazil, July 2004.

Recitalist, Teresópolis Winter Music Festival, Teresópolis, Brazil, July 2004.

Recitalist, Teresópolis City Hall, Teresópolis, July 2004.

Recitalist, Loretto Motherhouse, Lebanon, Kentucky,  September 2004.

Conductor, CU University Chorale, US Midwest Tour,  March 2003.

Recitalist, Museu da República [the Republic’s Museum], Rio de Janeiro, October 2000.

Recitalist, Curitiba Summer Music Festival, Curitiba, Brazil, January 2000.

Recitalist, Museu da República [the Republic’s Museum], Rio de Janeiro, January 1999.

Silver Medallist, Art-Livre National Piano Competition, São Paulo, Brazil, February 1998.

Silver Medallist, Araçatuba National Piano Competition, Araçatuba, Brazil, August 1998.

Recitalist, Museu da República [the Republic’s Museum], Rio de Janeiro, September 1998.

Clinician, XVI Congress of the Rio de Janeiro Baptist Musicians Association, Nova Friburgo, Brazil, October 1998.