September 24, 2016 7:30 PM
Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture, KV527
David: Concertino for Trombone
Samantha Keehn, trombone
Marcia funebre (Andante)
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No 5
Shostakovich: Symphony No 5
in D minor, Op 47
Moderato - Allegro non troppo
Allegro non troppo
Dr. Samantha Keehn: Trombone
Samantha Keehn is in her seventh year as Assistant Professor of Low Brass at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She currently performs with the Augustana College Faculty Brass Quintet, is acting principal trombonist with the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra, and is looking forward to the second season of Sam and Dave's Brass Extravaganza, a touring trombone and tuba duo featuring performances with electronics and multimedia.
Samantha holds her D.M.A. in Trombone Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she studied with Dr. William Stanley. A native of Victoria, Texas, she attended Texas Tech University (B.M.), studying with Don Lucas, and Baylor University (M.M.) where she studied with Brent Phillips. An active performer, Samantha performed as a consortium member, premiering Kevin Walczyk's Trombone Concerto - Talking Winds in the fall of 2013 with the Augustana College Symphonic Band. She has performed, as well, with the Wyoming Symphony, Fort Collins Symphony, Colorado Light Opera, Victoria Symphony, Roswell Symphony, and the Waco Symphony. She also participated in the Hot Springs Orchestra for two summers, the Rafael Mendez Institute, the Masterworks Festival Orchestra, and attended the Interlochen Summer Camp.
She has won numerous awards and grants, including the Bronze Medal of the Senior Wind Division of the esteemed Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Samantha has performed and presented at ATW (formerly ETW), ITA, TMEA, the Big XII Trombone Workshop, ITEC, MTC, Tubonium and IWBC. As a researcher, Samantha focuses on creative studies and has a method and etude book published by Mountain Peak Music called Beyond the Notes and Rhythms: A Practical Approach to Teaching Musical Expression.
You can hear and see her play on her website Keehnbrass.com.
Notes provided by Dr. Samantha Keehn