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Sept. 11, 2007 - Dr. Debra McKim and Dr. Caterina Bristol to present recital at Hastings College
Dr. Debra McKim, Hastings College associate professor of music, and Dr. Caterina Bristol, assistant professor of woodwinds and interim chair of the Department of Music at Alabama State University, will present “Pioneering Music for Woodwinds,” Sunday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m., in Perkins Auditorium, Fuhr Hall of Music.
The recital is free and open to the public.
McKim plays the saxophone and Bristol plays the oboe. They will be accompanied on the piano by Ruth Moore, associate professor of music.
The duo will premiere two compositions commissioned specifically for the recital. Neo Trio and Three Profiles for Wood and Metal were commissioned by the college’s Artist Lecture Series and the Hastings College Department of Music. The composers, Don Bowyer and Doug Bristol, are from Alabama.
McKim, a member of the faculty since 1992, is a single and double reed specialist. She teaches courses in studio woodwinds, history, music theory, woodwind methods and chamber music. A member of the Sepre Saxophone Quartet, McKim has played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra and the Harvey Pittle Saxophone Quartet.
McKim completed bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in music at the University of Northern Colorado, and a master’s degree in music at the University of Texas, Austin.
Bristol, a native of Ohio, earned degrees in oboe at The Ohio State University, and the University of Northern Colorado. She has performed with Tuscaloosa and Montgomery Symphonies, the Greeley Philharmonic, and Grande Ronde Symphony.
Bristol performed as a company member with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival on productions of Man of La Mancha and Beauty and the Beast. Her research interests include intermediate level pedagogical materials for woodwinds, and characteristics and relationships within the American school of oboe playing.
Prior to her appointment at Alabama State, Bristol taught at Eastern Oregon University and Troy University.
The recital and commissioned pieces were funded in part by the Hastings College Artist Lecture Series and the Hastings College Department of Music.