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Black History Month Music Celebration featuring Michael Peslikis and the Toledo School for the Arts
Posted 8 months ago by Lainie RPosted in History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Programs and Teen | Tagged with African American History, African American Music, Black History Month, Black History Month Kick-Off, musical performance, Toledo School for the Arts, TSA and TSA4ARTS
Michael Peslikis is a retired Bowling Green State University music theory professor. With over six decades of experience in the music industry, Professor Peslikis’ knowledge of music genres is quite diverse - from ragtime to blues and even polka.
The Queens, New York native grew up with a piano in his home where his Greek father would invite friends over to play music from their native locales. Thus, his love for piano was cultivated by his father's friends which would serve him greatly in his career as a musician and educator.
After his days as a budding pianist, he would go on to attend Queens College, majoring in music. Since then he has been teaching and picking up a gig or two around the local music scene. The students at Toledo School for the Arts are very excited to be working with such an experienced and talented musician and educator.
As for the performance, look forward to hearing the debut of an original arrangement or two the professor has written just for us! Thank you, Toledo Lucas County Public Library and Professor Peslikis for collaborating with us!
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