Sergio Rodriguez

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Sergio Rodriguez

Sergio Rodriguez is native of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He began his music studies in violin at the Victoriano Lopez Music School. In December of 1986 Rodriguez came to the US invited by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. He received his musical education at Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Kentucky, and the Longy School of Music, Mass. His playing experiences include Concertmaster of the Honduras National University Chamber Orchestra, The Central American Youth Symphony Orchestra, San Salvador. The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, Hanover Chamber Orchestra, New England Philharmonic, Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, The Honduras National Symphony Orchestra, and Harvard Radcliffe Symphony Orchestra in which he toured Bangkok, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. He has appeared in recitals in Honduras and the US.

He has appeared at music festival such as: Central American Youth Symphony Orchestra festival, San Salvador. Costa Rica Music Festival, Honduras Music Festival, Chautaqua Music Festival, NY. He was artist in residence at Chalmette Discovery Summer Program in Louisiana.

He was founder of The National Youth Chamber Orchestra in Tegucigalpa, 1995

As conductor, Sergio Rodriguez has directed the SLU String Orchestra, The Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra, guest conductor of The Southwestern Louisiana University, and Chamber Orchestras in Tegucigalpa. During the summer of 1998 he was accepted for Conductor Fellowship of the prestigious South Carolina Conductor's Institute.

As a composer, Rodriguez has written music for chamber orchestra, musicals for children, and arrangements of Honduras' music. He used the rhythmic elements of traditional folk songs and native dances.

He is Currently an Orchestra Teacher at Grady High School,GA. He is founder and conductor of the Dougherty County Youth Symphony Orchestra. He performs regularly with The Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, The Macon Symphony,The Albany Symphony Orchestra, and The Atlanta Virtuosi.

His teaching career spans from different spectrums of the music field. He taught for five years at the Magnet School for Music and Children the Carl Orff System, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Taught at the National School of Music (violin, viola, music theory) and founded and conducted the School Chamber Music Ensemble. Taught at The National Conservatory of Music Francisco Dias Zelaya (violin, viola) and conducted the School Chamber Music Ensemble. Taught at the Honduras National University (violin, viola) and music theory. Upon arrival in the US he taught at the String Academy at SLU and conducted the String Chamber Ensemble. Taught at the Acadiana Conservatory of Music in Lafayette, Louisiana (violin and viola)

Rodriguez won first prize as conductor of the First Children Chorus Competition, San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He was awarded the Diploma of Achievement from the National School of Music and the Highest Diploma of Achievement from the Honduras' Ministry of Culture. Honored with a plaque for Outstanding Support for the Music Students of Dougherty County, Darton College, Second place at Music In The Parks Festival 2003 Fl., First place at Music In The Parks Festival, 2005, Fl. Recently after his second nomination to Who's Who in America, his profile has been chosen to be published in the 2005 edition, Who's Who in the World 23rd Edition, 2005; Nominated and profiled for outstanding achievement, Who's Who in America Education Sixty-Edition 2005, Nominated and profiled for outstanding achievement. Atlanta Family Award best teacher of the year 2009-2010