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Ann Pesavento

Ann Pesavento

  • Instructor in Bassoon, Music

Education & Professional History

College of St. Catherine, BA; Butler University, MM; Northern Colorado, DMA.

At Carleton since 2000.

Courses Taught This Year

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


Ann Pesavento

ANN PESAVENTO (Bassoon) A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Ann Pesavento has taught at Gustavus for 36 years and this year, joins the Carleton faculty as adjunct bassoon instructor. Her graduate degrees are from Butler University and the University of Northern Colorado.  In the Twin Cities, Dr. Pesavento has played at the Guthrie Theatre, the Children's Theatre, the Walker Art Center and as an extra with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. A strong advocate of chamber music, she was a founding member of the St. Paul wind ensemble, Harmonia Mundi, as well as several Gustavus faculty ensembles: the Baroque Quartet, the Woodwind Trio and Tre Kroner Kvintetten (the faculty woodwind quintet). Her several solo recitals have included collaborations with oboe, flute, clarinet, Classical guitar, and string chamber ensembles.  Dr. Pesavento retired from full-time teaching in 2011 but continues to-date as that school's bassoon instructor and a woodwind chamber music coach. Past-president of the Minnesota Music Educators Association, Dr. Pesavento is active throughout the region as a private teacher, clinician, conductor and adjudicator.

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