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Guest artist Chasse Duplantis performs in the Mary and Al Danos Theater

February 7, 2019

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Guest artist Chasse Duplantis performs in the Mary and Al Danos Theater

Photo by: Kathryn Dufrene

Photo by: Kathryn Dufrene

Photo by: Kathryn Dufrene

Chasse Duplantis performed in a musical recital in the Mary and Al Danos Theater on Feb. 5.

Duplantis is an adjunct professor of low brass at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge. He has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in tuba and euphonium with a minor in wind conducting. Duplantis also holds a master’s of music degree from LSU in euphonium performance and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Southeastern University.

He served as a graduate teaching assistant for the LSU Department of Bands while pursuing his degrees. 

“I performed it because I wanted to share something with the audience that I was passionate about,” Duplantis said.

In the past, Duplantis won or placed in regional, national and international competitions for his performances with the tuba and euphonium.

At the performance Tuesday night, he performed pieces on both the euphonium and the tuba. All but one of the pieces were accompanied by Shane Anderson, head of the music department, on the piano.

Musical pieces included: “Pearls” by Roland Szentpali, “Harlequin” by Philip Sparke, “Sonata in F major” by G.P. Telemann, “My Mountain Top” by Andy Scott and “Three Miniatures” by Anthony Plog.

“I first heard the piece “My Mountain Top” in 2008, and the piece resonated with me,” Duplantis said.

There was also a poem sounding through the speakers as he played the tuba.

“I want to thank Dr. Ladd for inviting me to Nicholls, Dr. Anderson for practicing and playing with me, my mom, dad and honorary mom for being there, and all those who attended,” Duplantis said.

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