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Dr. Charles Staples

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Adjunct Instructor of Piano

Phone: (804) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: c***@***.edu
Virginia Commonwealth University
1001 East Broad Street PO Box 980471
Richmond , Virginia 23298
United States

Company Description: About VCU and the VCU Medical Center: Located on two downtown campuses in Richmond, Va., Virginia Commonwealth University is ranked nationally by the Carnegie...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Director of Music Ministries
    Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Adjunct Instructor of Piano
    University of Richmond
  • Pianist

Education

  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • piano
    State University of New York at Stony Brook
63 Total References
Web References
Faculty Gala 2011
www.dacapova.org, 19 Sept 2013 [cached]
In a recent review, Clarke Bustard described Charles Staples' playing as "forceful...but unforced, as natural as breathing."
A native of Alabama and an honors graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Staples received his early training under Witold Turkiewicz.
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Staples has held teaching and church music positions in Alabama, New York and Texas and is currently director of music ministries at Trinity United Methodist Church in Richmond, Va. He is on the music faculties of the University of Richmond and VCU and along with practicing piano, he practices martial arts as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Staples has performed as soloist with both the Richmond Symphony in Liszt's "Totentanz" and the Richmond Philharmonic in Beethoven's "Emperor Concerto," Rachmaninoff's "1st and 2nd Piano Concertos" and in Tchaikovsky's "1st Concerto. "[He] proved yesterday to be fully up to the technical and expressive demands of the Rachmaninoff concerto ... the pianist lifted more than 300 listeners out of their seats in a cheering ovation after a performance that was both bravura and lyrically sensitized. [Richmond Times Dispatch]
After his first recital in Richmond, Richmond News Leader music critic Francis Church wrote that Staples "is a pianist of prodigious talent, fire and thunder, blood and guts ... this was no metronomic key-banging.
TimesDispatch.com | MUSIC CALENDAR
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RECITALS - Soprano Leah Edwards with pianist Charles Staples, 4 p.m.April 18, Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Ave. FREE.
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Charles Staples
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Charles Staples
Artist Instructor of Piano at Virginia Commonwealth University
Da Capo Faculty Gala Concert | hrbcrichmond.org - Huguenot Road Baptist Church - Bon Air Virginia
hrbcrichmond.org, 9 Jan 2013 [cached]
This gala concert will feature special musical guest, Dr. Charles Staples, pianist, of VCU and Trinity United Methodist Church.
Welcome to the Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra of Richmond, Virginia
www.pixeleyedesigns.com, 2 Sept 2008 [cached]
Charles Staples, piano
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Charles Staples, piano
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In a review, Clarke Bustard once described Charles Staples' playing as "forceful,but unforced, as natural as breathing."
A native of Alabama and an honors graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Staples received his early training under Witold Turkiewicz.
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Charles Staples has held teaching and church music positions in Alabama, New York and Texas, and is currently Director of Music Ministries at Trinity United Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia.He is currently on the music faculties of the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University.He is married, lives in the West End of Richmond, enjoys cooking and a variety of outdoor activities, and is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Staples has performed as soloist with both the Richmond Symphony in Liszt's Totentanz and the Richmond Philharmonic in Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, Rachmaninoff's 2nd and Tchaikovsky's 1st piano concerti.He will also be featured in a solo recital in March, 2007, in Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall in New York City.After his first recital in Richmond, Richmond News Leader music critic Francis Church wrote that Charles Staples "is a pianist of prodigious talent, fire and thunder, blood and guts.
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