"At Home" Concert Series
Friday, May 21, 2021
Praised by the Chicago Tribune as a “exceptionally talented pianist,” Élider DiPaula is a Brazilian classical musician, composer, and teacher. DiPaula earned his conservatory diploma at Escola de Música de Anápolis and was subsequently invited to join their music faculty while still studying piano at the Universidade Federal de Goiás. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree, DiPaula joined the faculty of the Instituto Basileu França. He earned his MM at James Madison University and received the Artist Diploma in Piano Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
Since 2017, DiPaula has held the position of music director at Unity Lutheran Church of Berwyn. He is also currently on faculty at The People’s Music School and Oak Park Music School. In 2018, he launched Project 88, for which he is the executive director and artistic director. His work there has been awarded by the Chicago College of Performing Arts and Roosevelt University.