Rodney Waters, Pianist

Pianist Rodney Waters is the Scholarship Director for Music Doing Good, a Houston-based nonprofit, and has concertized throughout Japan, Europe, and the United States.  Locally he has performed with the Houston Symphony, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Da Camera, Context, Musiqa, and St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society.  In 2003 Naxos released his recording with Curt Thompson of the complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Charles Ives, and it received outstanding reviews from the New York Times and Gramophone Magazine.  He earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Mannes College of Music in New York, where he studied with Richard Goode.  A long-time advocate for the use of art in service of social causes, Rodney has created projects to support local resettlement of refugees through Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston and HIV prevention programs through AIDS Foundation Houston.  As photographer he has exhibited numerous times during Houston’s Fotofest and is currently collaborating with Jungian analyst Kate Burns on a project called “Embodying the Soul” about the psychological, emotional and spiritual significance of tattoos and their symbolism. Rodney is also a training candidate at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland.



Photo Credit: Rodney Waters