The Power of Music: Houston Composer and Artist Paul English to Perform

Published on: January 09, 2012



Lone Star College-Montgomery’s music department presents an evening of contemplative solo piano for meditation and personal reflection on Thursday, February 9, at 7 p.m., in the Recital Hall, located in the college’s Music Hall (Building H). The performance is free and open to the public.

The evening will feature Houston’s internationally recognized composer, pianist, producer, and educator, Paul English, who will showcase how the power of music can tap into memories and emotions, stimulate minds, and make us move.

English has performed and recorded with notable jazz musicians such as Arnett Cobb, Dizzy Gillespie, David Liebman, and Kirk Whalum. In addition, he has produced a number of jazz and classical recordings, including a recent collaboration with country legends Willie Nelson, Ray Price, and Johnny Bush, Young at Heart, due for release this year.
 
English has also performed extensively as a jazz pianist with his crossover group, PICO (Paul’s Improvising Chamber Orchestra), known for mixing styles and improvisational techniques. In 2010, along with musical partner/collaborator, Horace A Young, English established the singing group, PIVO (Paul’s Improvising Vocal Orchestra) with 10 singers and an instrumental jazz quartet, performing jazz, baroque and original music.

Throughout his career, English has been a faculty member at Texas Tech University, Sam Houston State University, San Jacinto College, and Houston Community College. Just recently, he established his own school for intensive music studies called Countermeasures.
 
English is an alumnus of The University of Miami and The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where he studied composition with the late Dr. Paul Cooper. English is also a registered Steinway concert artist.

For more information about the performance or the music department at LSC-Montgomery, contact Denise Meyers, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at 936.273.7021; or visit www.LoneStar.edu/music-Montgomery.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.