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The Keene State College Department of Music is pleased to host the 2nd Biennial KSC Woodwind Fest. It will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the Redfern Arts Center on the Keene State campus. Our very special guest for the day is Margaret Donahue, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Miami. Along with Professor Donaghue, 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 with special discounts for groups of 5 or more. Your registration includes admission to all clinics, master classes, and performances and lunch at the KSC Zorn Dining Commons. Please use the link below to register.

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Our Guest Artist:

imageMargaret Donaghue Flavin is associate professor of instrumental performance and program director of Woodwinds at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She has performed in some of the worlds’ major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Zurich Tonhalle, La Scala, and for the Maggio Musicale in Florence. She has performed at international conferences in Oslo, Norway, Manchester, England, Chicago, and New Orleans, among others. Chamber music recitals include Honolulu, Grand Cayman, London and Paris, as well other venues across Europe and Japan. Dr. Donaghue has appeared as soloist with the Shanghai Broadcast Symphony and the Shen Zhen Symphony, Shen Zhen, China, as well as the Russe State Philharmonic, Russe, Bulgaria. Dr. Donaghue gives master classes and recitals across the United States and performs with her trio, Miami Chamber Ensemble and newly formed ensemble, MiamiClarinet. She performed the sextet L’Heure du Berger, in London and Paris with composer Jean Françaix at the piano. She can be heard often on public radio across the country. She received the Doctor or Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois, the Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to coming to Miami Dr. Donaghue served on the faculties of Central Michigan University and the University of Connecticut. She can be heard on Centaur, Albany, and Altarus labels.