Curriculum Vitae

                          

 Education

•     PhD in Musicology and Musical Art, National Academy of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria

•     Master of Music Performance, Georgia State University, Atlanta ,GA

•     Master of Music and Art, National Academy of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria

•     Bachelor of Performance and Teaching, Professional School of Music “L.Pipkov,” Sofia, Bulgaria

 

  Dr.Roumena Georgieva is

An Innovative Educator with 40 years career teaching graduate, undergraduate, and high school students in music performance.  She has developed teaching methods based on the Alexander technique, with many innovations from her own research into violin pedagogy, physiology, history, instrument construction, and educational techniques from around the world.

An Internationally Recognized Performer with a professional career spanning several decades as soloist, orchestra member & concertmaster, and founder & member of chamber ensembles in Europe and the United States.  She has given many public performances in residence, on tour, and in recordings.

An Experienced Administrator with 14 years experience as Director of the Atlanta University Centerwide Symphony Orchestra, 16 years experience as Director of Chamber ensembles for Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College and Morehouse College, and 6 years experience as Founder and Director of Concerto Conservatorio Chamber Orchestra at the New Conservatory of Thessalonica, Greece.

 

Teaching Experience

2004 – May 2019        Asst. Professor of Violin/Viola , Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

2003 – May 2019        Violin/Viola Instructor, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

2005-   May 2019        Performance Seminar for Strings Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

2017-   May 2019        Music Appreciation  Clark Atlanta University ,Atlanta,GA

2003 – 2009                Chamber Instructor, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

2003 – 2007               Violin/Viola Instructor, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

2001 – 2003               Violin/Viola Instructor, Reinhardt College, Waleska, GA

1999 – 2000               Violin Instructor Elmhurst College, Chicago Il

1997 – 1999               Violin Instructor Private Music School, Chicago, Il

1990 – 1996       Violin Instructor, New Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece

1978 – 1990       Violin Instructor, National Academy of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

          Teaching Philosophy

 

        I believe that musicians are citizens of the world, and music is their international language.  Musical training requires discipline and focus, but it should not confine a student’s thoughts and attention to a narrow tradition or a limited field of ideas and conventions.  Ideas and technique can be learned from many fields, and inspiration can come from around the world.  I ask my students to become aware of all aspects of their performance and to be open to learning new techniques in their practice.

Violin teaching is both an art and a science.  The science of violin teaching has progressed with the advance of science in general, and one of my goals is to teach my students to use any science that can be useful for the art of music.  The Alexander technique, based on the innovative studies of Frederick Alexander, is one of the most effective special techniques to which I expose my students when teaching them how to balance the base kinesthetic of the body with activities such as playing music, walking and running.  The physical and mental benefits help students to manage their playing, give performances that are different and appealing to audiences, and prepare for long and healthy performing careers.

 

Publications

Book

Method and Methodology of Violin Training at the Beginning of the 21st Century, published by Scientific News, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007, ISSN 1310-3946.  (In Bulgarian)

 

Articles

“My Method of Violin Training,” Musical Horizons – The magazine of the Union of Bulgarian Musicians, issues 8 and  9, 2007.  (In Bulgarian)

 

“Methodology for Student Training in Violin at the Beginning of the Twenty First Century,” Clark Atlanta University Department of Music, Atlanta, 2008.

 

“How to Help Ourselves in Our Everyday Practice,” Clark Atlanta University Department of Music, Atlanta, 2009.

 

“Our Goal is not to discourage but to encourage young musicians” an interview with Dr. Roumena Georgieva in the Black and White Magazine, a publication of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists, issue #81, August 2013.

 

Two presentations at the Mathematics Department of CAU, October 2016, and presentation for new students at Clark Atlanta University April 2017 on the topic of relation between Music and Mathematics “Math and Music hand by hand”.

 " Modifications and news in the World Methodology of Violin/Viola training in the beginning of the XXI st Century", the updated and enriched chapter one from my book "Method and Methodology of Violin Training at the Beginning of the 21st Century, was   published at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Volume 4, February 20, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Research Interests

 

 Teaching methods for violin/viola

Performance Psychology

Performance problems of orchestra students

The global trend toward merging classical and popular music performance

Music Informatics- newest field of Music merging Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology, Psychology and Music.

Professional Memberships

American Federation of Musicians, Local 148-462

Metropolitan Atlanta Musicians Association

The College Music Society

College Orchestra Directors Association

American String Teachers Association

Music Teachers National Association

American Association of University Professors

American Association of University Women

 

 

Awards

Grand Prize for Young Bulgarian Violinists

First Prize in the “P. Vladigerov” National Competition for voice and instrument

Special Prize in the National Chamber Competition

First Prize in orchestra competition for Bulgarian Music Performance

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society for Scholarly Distinction

Delta Kappa Gamma International Honor Society for Key Women Educators

Association of American Pen Women

 

Additional Skills

Fluent in Bulgarian, Greek and Russian.

 

Dissertation

Method and Methodology of Violin Training at the Beginning of the 21st Century, a practical application of current research into methods of violin training using innovation that have developed in recent years from studies in anatomy, motion, and performance. Advisor: Dr. G. Avramov.

 

 

 

Other Professional Experience

 

Professional Orchestral Performance:

 

Creator and Conductor, Spelman String Ensemble, Atlanta, GA

Associate Concertmaster, The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Sioux Falls, SD

Assistant Concertmaster, Lakeshore Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, IL

Assistant Concertmaster, Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, IL

Assistant Concertmaster, Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Paducah, KY

Assistant Concertmaster, Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Carbondale, IL

Soloist of New Conservatory of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra

Concertmaster and Soloist, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Professional Chamber Music Performance

 

Director and Performer, String Quartet, Piano Quintet, Piano Trio, Violin Duo,
Spelman/Morehouse Colleges, Atlanta, GA

Concertmaster, Northbrook Chamber Orchestra, Chicago, IL

Founder, Conductor and Soloist, Chamber Orchestra “Concerto Conservatorio,”
Thessaloniki, Greece

Performer, String Quartet of New Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece

Co-Founder, Concertmaster and Soloist, Ladies’ Chamber Orchestra, Sofia, Bulgaria

Performer, National Radio Quartet, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Professional International solo performing career spanning five decades.

 

 

       SOLO PERFORMANCES WITH PIANO, PERFORMANCES WITH AMERICOLOR OPERA AND OTHER ENSEMBLES

 

 

2019     Christmas Concert December 22, Northwest Unitarian Church

 

2019     Christmas Concert , December 17,2019 at Fayette Library

 

2019      African American Living Legends Concert , December 1st, 2019, Ray Charles Performing Arts Center

 

2019      Chamber Recital at Silva Piano Studios, November 24, 2019

 

2019      Premiere of Opera “Sing Marian Sing” by Dr. Sharon Willis, October 6,2019, Sisters Chapel on the campus of Spelman College

 

2019     Three Score &Ten Performances by Dr. Sharon Willis, September 29, 2019, New Zion Church

 

2019      Spirit Showcase in honor of September 11, Pen Women concert, September 11, 2019

 

 

2019      Kuumba Tribute Concert, May 5, 2019, Hoosier Memorial United Methodist Church

 

 

2019       Madam C’J Walker opera by Dr. Sharon Willis, April 27, 2019, Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theater

 

2019         Easter Concert, North Decatur United Methodist Church, April , 2019

 

2019         Night of Soloists, Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, April 13, 2019

 

2019         Concert of the International Pianist Ivajla Kirova with AUCSO, Friendship Baptist Church, March 24, 2019

 

2019         Songs of the Red and Black Breed by Molly Read Woo Pen Women society, March 13, 2019

 

2018      Christmas Concert for Morris Brown College, St. Mark African Methodist Church, December 2, 2018

 

2018         Thanksgiving Concert for Senior Citizens  “ Ruth Reed Home”, November 27, 2018

 

2018         International Conference “Digital Skills& Innovation@2030”

                 Sofia Bulgaria, July 11-july 12, 2018

 

2018          International Conference “Analytical Approach to World Music”

                 Thessaloniki, Greece, June 24-June 30, 2018

 

2018           Concert at "Music by Women International Festival",

 Mississippi University for Women, Connie Sills Kossen Auditorium, March 2, 2018

 

2018     Performance Psychology Workshop with Dr.Noa Kageyama Performance Psychologist at Julliard School of Music

                      January 14, 2018

 

2017            Thanksgiving Concert for Senior Citizens at "Ruth Reed Home"

                   November 23, 2017

 

2017          " Hearts in Motion"Fundrasing Concert for cure of the sick children in Africa. August 27, 2017

 

2016            CD Recording with Kathy Garry Soprano, December 22, 2016

 

2016               A Classical Christmas

                  Chamber Recital, dedicated to the members of Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society for Key Women Educators, Atlanta Chapter

                  December 17, 2016

 

2016            The Anual Christmas Concert featured„Messiah“ G.F.Handel

                   Morris Brown College, December 3,2016

 

2016            A Life Remembered: Susan Tapping

                    October 16, 2016, UUCA Church, Atlanta,GA

 

2016             Chamber Recital Violin/Piano Sonatas from 19th to 21st Centuries   January 31, 2016, St.Thimoty United Methodist Church, Atlanta,GA

 

2015             Christmas Carols Concerts with Glee Club Choir of Spelman College

                    December 6, 2015, M’L.King Jr.Chapel on campus of Morehouse College

 

2015             Christmas Carols Concerts with Glee Club Choir of Spelman College,

                    December 5, 2015, Sisters Chapel on Campus of Spelman College. Broadcasted.

 

2015             Christmas Carols Concerts with Glee Club Choir of Spelman College, December 4, 2015, M.L.King Jr.Chapel on campus of Morehouse college

 

2015             An Evening of African Songs, Spirituals&Classical music with the singer Abiodun Koya, November 8, 2015, Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on campus of Morehouse College

 

2015              Pink Lady, a Petite Opera by Dr.Sharon Willis, November 1, 2015, ,

                     Haven- Warren Hall, Davage Auditorium on campus of Clark Atlanta University

 

2015               Pink Lady, a Petite Opera by Dr.Sharon Willis, October 31,2015, Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center

 

2015              An Afternoon of Music, dedicated to Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority,

                     October 24, 2015, The Residence of Susan Ogletree and Robert Hendrick

 

2015              Mid Day Music Seminar Concerts, September 24, 2015, Haven- Warren Hall, Davage Auditorium on campus of Clark Atlanta University

 

2015              Mid Day Music Seminar Concerts, September 10, 2015, Park Street Music and Arts Complex on campus of Clark Atlanta University

 

2015              A Grand Night of Celebration, highlighting the Musical Legacy of the Atlanta University Center. A performance for Southeastern Regional Conference of the National Association of Negro Musicians

                        April 17, 2015, Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, on campus of Morehouse College

 

2015              UNCF-An Evening of Stars , April 12, 2015, Atlanta Civic Center,

                            Performance with broadcasting

 

2015               Judas Iscariot, a Lenten Cantata by Dr.Sharon Willis,April 3, 2015,

                      Fairfield Baptist Church

 

2015               Judas Iscariot, a Lenten Cantata by Dr.Sharon Willis, March 29, 2015,

                      First African Methodist Episcopal Church

 

2014               Handel“ Messiah“ Mega Production , November 16, 2014,

                      M.L.King,Jr Chapel on campus of Morehouse College

 

2014                Stabat Mater by J.B.Pergolesi, Performance with Spelman College Chamber Singers,October 5, 2014, Sisters Chapel on campus of Spelman College

 

2014                Carmen J, opera by Dr.Sharon Willis, September 21, 2014,

                       Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, on campus of Morehouse College

2014                Carmen J, opera by Dr.Sharon Willis, September 20, 2014, Davage Auditorium on campus of Clark Atlanta University

2014                Carmen J, opera by Dr.Sharon Willis, September 19, 2014, Davage Auditorium on campus of Clark Atlanta University

 

2014                 The Violin/Piano Sonatas from 19th Century to 21st Century

                        Faculty Recital, September 7, 2014, Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on campus of Morehouse College

 

 

2014                 Judas Iscariot, a Lenten Cantata by Dr.Sharon Willis, April 18, 2014,

                          7pm , Central United Methodist Church

2014                 Judas Iscariot, a Lenten Cantata by Dr.Sharon Willis,April 18, 2014,

                        12 pm Cannon Chapel on campus of Emory University

2014                 Judas Iscariot, a Lenten Cantata By Dr.Sharon Willis,April 13,2014   Friendship Baptist Church

2014                 Judas Iscariot, a Lenten Cantata by Dr.Sharon Willis, April 8, 2014,    First Presbyterian Church

 

 

 

 

    2014                   An Afternoon with Composer Dr. Sharon Willis  The premiere of her “Spirit Suite” for Violin and Piano, March 26,2014, Spelman College

 

    2013                     Christmas Concerts on December 1 2013, December 15, 2013 and December 21, 2013

 

    2013                     Thanksgiving Concert at “Ruth Reed” Senior Citizen Home November 29, 2013

 

    2013                    “Madam C.J” Opera By Dr. S. Willis October 26, 2013 at Ivy Community    Center

 

    2013                     Guest Artist at Hillside International Chapel, July 21, 2013

 

    2013                     Guest Artist at the Final Concert of the String Orchestra at Usher/Collier Heights Elementary School, May 1, 2013

 

    2013                     Allen Awards 2013,on March 26, 2013 at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist     Church. Broadcasted live on AIB TV and repeated on April 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19 and 20th.

 

    2013                 “ Judas Iscariot” Cantata for Solo Quartet plus one by Dr.S.Willis

 Premiered on March 17, 2013, and performed again on March 24, March 29 and March 31, 2013

 

2012                  An Afternoon with Viennese Classical Music

                         Grand Auditorium of Central Library, Atlanta, GA

 

2012                  International Concert

                         Hillside International Center, Atlanta, GA

 

     2012                 Chamber Recital   

                         Sisters Chapel, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

 

 

2011                 Celebrating 40 Years of Performance and Teaching

                             Special Solo Recital with music of 20th and 21st centuries

                             Atlanta Federation of Musicians, Atlanta, GA

 

2011                “Tree Dream portraits “opera by S. Willis

                             Americolor Opera, Porter-Sanford performing Arts Center

 

2011                  Americolor opera Special Concert

                             Brin Mahr Synagogue

 

2010                     Chamber Recital

                             Cooper Piano Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

2010                     Faculty Recital

                             Sisters Chapel, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

 

2010                 Christmas Concert

                             AME”St.Mark” Church

 

2010                “The Candlers of Calan” opera by S. Willis

                             Americolor Opera, Woodruff Center, Atlanta, GA

 

2010                     Thanksgiving Concerts

                             Reed’s Residence Hall, Atlanta, GA

 

    2009                “The Seduction of King Solomon “opera by S. Willis

                             Americolor Opera, Porter-Sanford Performing Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

 

2009                     Christmas Concert

                             AME ”St.Mark” Church

 

2009                 Thanksgiving Concerts

                             Reed’s Residence Hall, Atlanta, GA

 

 

                            

2009                     2009       Christmas Concert

                             AME ”St.Mark” Church

 

 

2008                     Chamber Recital

                             Sisters Chapel, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

 

2008                     Chamber Recital

                             First Presbyterian Church, Covington, GA

 

2007                     Chamber Recital

                             Sisters Chapel, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

 

2007                     Solo Recital “An Evening of African and Bulgarian Music”

                             Park Street Music Complex, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

 

2005                     Chamber Performance

                             Fine Arts Auditorium, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

 

2005                     Chamber Performance

                             Baldwin Burroughs Theater, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

 

2005                     Solo Recital

                             Cosby Auditorium, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

 

2004                     Solo Recital

                             Cosby Auditorium, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

 

2003                     Solo Recital

                             Recital Hall, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

 

2003                     Solo Recital

                             Recital Hall, Floyd A. and Fay W. Falany Performing Arts Center,
Reinhardt College, Waleska, GA

 

2002                     Solo Recital

                             Recital Hall, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

 

2001                     Solo Recital

                             Recital Hall, Lake Erie College, Minneapolis, MN

 

1999                     Solo Recital

                             Recital Hall, Lake Forest College, Chicago, IL

 

1997                     Solo Recital

                             Recital Hall,  National Academy of Music, Sofia Bulgaria

 

1990 – 1996         Annual Solo Recitals

                             Recital Hall, New Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

1980 – 1990         Annual Solo Recitals

                             Recital Hall,  National Academy of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

1970 – 1979         Solo Recitals

 

1961 – 1969         Annual Solo Recitals

                             Recital Hall, Professional School of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria

                             Recital Hall, National Academy of Music

 

1957                     First Solo Recital

                             Great Concert Hall “Bulgaria,” Sofia, Bulgaria

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