KSC Woodwind Fest 2015
The Keene State College Department of Music is pleased to host KSC Woodwind Fest 2015. It will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at the Redfern Arts Center on the Keene State campus. Our very special guest for the day is Patrick Meighan, Professor of Saxophone at The Florida State University. Along with Professor Meighan, the Keene State woodwind faculty will be presenting master classes and clinics on all the woodwind instruments, as well as coaching your students.
Woodwind Fest promises to be an educational and rewarding experience for all attendees. Registration is only $25 per person and includes admission to all clinics, master classes, and performances and lunch at the KSC Zorn Dining Commons. Please use the link below to register.
Our Guest Artist
Patrick Meighan, The Albert N. Tipton Professor of Music, was appointed the first artist-teacher of saxophone at The Florida State University College of Music in 1974. He has concertized as a soloist and ensemble recitalist throughout the continental United States, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, and South America, and has appeared in music festivals and on radio and television in Albania, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Kosovo, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Switzerland.
Described in Musical America as “…most exceptional, with an otherworldly tone and fluid technique…” Professor Meighan has been the recipient of a 1988 Partners of the Americas Recital Grant to Colombia; a 1992 Fulbright Grant to Australia; a bronze medal at The 1993 International Chamber Music Competition and Festa in Osaka, Japan; and a 2003 U.S. Government Grant for concerts and classes at the 4th International Chamber Music Festival in Pristina, Kosovo. He holds degrees from Baldwin-Wallace College and The University of Michigan.
His teachers have been Samuel Pattie, Galan Kral, Larry Teal, and pioneering classical saxophonist Sigurd Raschèr. Students of Professor Meighan have won national and international solo and chamber music competitions - including first place in the 1999 and 2007 MTNA Young Artist Chamber Music Competitions - and hold positions on music faculties in the United States and abroad. Three former students are currently members of the internationally renowned Raschèr Saxophone Quartet.