Joel   Pagan

Professor  

Phone: (956) 665-3677
Email: joel.pagan@utrgv.edu

Dr. Joel Pagan

Hailed as an “impassioned performer,” Joel Pagán enjoys a multi-faceted career as a concert artist and teacher. An active chamber and solo recitalist, Pagán has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Canada, Bolivia, Italy, Costa Rica and Brazil. Additionally, Pagán has performed in various international festivals such as the Brevard Music Center Festival, FOSJA/Casals Festival Puerto Rico, Meadowmount School of Music, Schlern International Music Festival, Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Institute at UNL, Festival de Música de la Escola de Música e Artes Cênicas da UFG, International Adventist Youth Festival, Banff Centre and the Killington Music Festival among others. He has also given master-classes and workshops in the National Conservatory of Bolivia, Middle Tennessee State University, University of California Santa Cruz, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, UNADECA, Universidade Federal de Goiás and the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music among others. As a soloist with orchestras, he has appeared with the Valley Symphony, Laredo Philharmonic, Monterey Bay Sinfonietta, UTPA Symphony, Sam Houston State University Symphony and Puerto Rico Conservatory Symphony. As an orchestral musician, Joel has performed in the violin and viola sections of the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, Puerto Rico Philharmonic, Puerto Rico Chamber Orchestra, Corpus Christi Symphony, Mansfield Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Jackson Symphony, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra. Pagán has also appeared in the Youth Symphony of the Americas, Midland Symphony, Laredo Philharmonic, and Valley Symphony as principal violist. Having studied with Robert Dan, I Fu Wang, Alan Bodman, José Figueroa, Ann Setzer, and Sally Thomas, Pagán holds degrees from Michigan State University, University of Akron, and the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico. Currently, Pagán is Professor of Viola, Viola Instructor and Director of the PUCPR Summer String Camp and principal viola of the Laredo Philharmonic.







Selected Presentations


  • Joel Pagan. "Viola Master Class," Festival De Musica. Universidad Federal de Goias, Goiania, Brasil (October 2012)

  • Joel Pagan. "Viola Master Class," International Adventist Music Festival, San Jose, Costa Rica (December 2011)

  • Joel Pagan. "Viola Master Class," Escuela Libre de Musica, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (April 2011)

  • Joel Pagan. "Viola Master Class," Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Ric, Tercer Festival de Violin, (April 2010)

  • Joel Pagan. Viola Master Class., Texas State University. San Marcos, TX. (April 2010)

  • Joel Pagan. "Viola Master Class," Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico., Segundo Festival de Violin, (April 2009)

  • Joel Pagan. "All Region and All State Master Class.," University of Texas-Pan American (September 2007)

  • Joel Pagan. "Chamber Music Master Class," University of California Santa Cruz. (April 2007)

  • Joel Pagan. "Solo & Ensemble Master Class," JHES Violas, (January 2007)

  • Joel Pagan. "Viola Master Class," Middle Tennessee State University (November 2006)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Joel Pagan. "Ready for the World Music Series - Borinquen: The Island of Puerto Rico," Joel Pagan, viola/ Chih-Long Hu, piano. Knoxville, TN (2018)

  • Joel Pagan. "Festival de Musica Contemporanea de La Habana," Joel Pagan, viola/Maria Victoria del Collado, piano. La Habana, Cuba (2018)

  • and Jonathan Ruck. "Concierto Del 70mo Aniversario," N/A. Ponce, Puerto Rico, USA (2018)

  • Joel Pagan. "Recital en Celebracion de los 70 anos de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico," Federico Agostini, Joel Pagan, Jonathan Ruck & Oliver Jia. Ponce, PR (2018)

  • Joel Pagan. "Recitales de Inicio de Curso," Joel Pagan & Jaime Amador. Ponce, Mayaguez and San Juan, Puerto Rico (2018)

  • Joel Pagan. "Viola Waves-TAMUCC Viola Fest 2018," Joel Pagan & Sang Mi Lim. Corpus Christi, TX (2018)

  • Joel Pagan. "Music of great women that speaks for those without voices," 5 FOR THE FUTURE. Washington, DC (2018)

  • Joel Pagan. "Primrose International Viola Competition and Festival," Los Angeles, CA (2018)

  • Joel Pagan " I CORDAS POA I Festival de Cordas de Porto Alegre," Porto Alegre, Brazil (2018)

  • Joel Pagan. "Recital Trio de Cuerdas," Ponce, PR (2018)

Current Courses

MUSI 1195 01 - High String Methods:
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MUAP 3268 02 - Applied Violin VI:
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MUAP 4217 01 - Applied Viola VII:
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MUEN 1133 02 - Chamber Music for Strings:
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MUSI 1195 02 - High String Methods:
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MUSI 3121 02 - Supervised Applied Teaching II:
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MUAP 1268 02 - Applied Violin II:
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MUAP 2218 03 - Applied Violin III:
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MUAP 3267 01 - Applied Viola VI:
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MUAP 1218 03 - Applied Violin I:
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MUAP 3268 02 - Applied Violin VI:
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MUAP 1217 02 - Applied Viola I:
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MUAP 3218 03 - Applied Violin V:
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MUAP 2267 01 - Applied Viola IV:
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MUAP 4267 01 - Applied Viola VIII:
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MUAP 3218 02 - Applied Violin V:
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MUAP 2218 02 - Applied Violin III:
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MUEN 1133 02 - Chamber Music for Strings:
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MUEN 3133 02 - Chamber Music for Strings:
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MUAP 1217 01 - Applied Viola I:
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MUAP 2268 02 - Applied Violin IV:
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MUEN 3133 02 - Chamber Music for Strings:
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MUAP 4267 01 - Applied Viola VIII:
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MUSI 3120 07 - Supervised Applied Teaching I:
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MUAP 2217 01 - Applied Viola III:
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MUAP 4218 02 - Applied Violin VII:
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