College of Music Program Book 2011-2012: Ensemble & Other Performances, Volume 3 Page: 65
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Woodwind player and artistic co-director Pat O'Keefe is a graduate of Indiana
University, the New England Conservatory and the University of California, San
Diego. In San Diego, he performed regularly with the new music ensemble SONOR
as well as with the San Diego Symphony, and he has performed and recorded with
many noted new music groups around the country, including the California EAR
Unit, the Cleveland New Music Associates and Ensemble Sospeso in New York.
Pat can also be heard performing regularly with the Brazilian ensembles Brasamba
and Batucada do Norte (of which he is the co-founder and co-director), the world
music group Music Mundial and the improvisation ensemble AntiGravity. He is
currently on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Shannon Wettstein, pianist, is internationally acclaimed for her performances
of the most adventurous and challenging new music. As pianist for the ensemble
Zeitgeist and the Calliope flute and piano duo with flutist Elizabeth McNutt, she
has premiered countless new works and collaborated with many of the great
living composers. Exciting upcoming projects include the premiere of a new
work by Chinary Ung and concert tours in the United States and abroad. Dr.
Wettstein holds degrees with highest honors from the University of California,
San Diego, New England Conservatory, and the University of Kansas. Her
teachers have included Aleck Karis, Stephen Drury, Sequeira Costa, Richard
Angeletti and Claude Frank. Recent awards include grants from the Minnesota
State Arts Board and the American Composers Forum. Her recordings are
available on the Centaur, Tzadik, Innova, and Koch International Classics labels.
Wettstein is on the faculty of Augsburg College. When away from the piano, she
enjoys practicing and teaching vinyasa yoga, spending time with her husband Billy
and playing with her two dogs, Emma and Oliver.
This concert in Voertman Hall is made possible by the dedication
and expertise of the CEMA technical staff: Jason Fick, Jonathan Jackson, Stephen Lucas,
Mark Oliveiro, Patrick Peringer Bradley Robin, Dan Tramte; Andrew May, director
A complete list of composition division events is posted at http://www music.unt.edu/comp/calendar
Six hundred sixty-ninth program of the 2011-2012 season.
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