Ann Pesavento

Emeriti

Professor Emerita, Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon in Music - Winds, Brass, and Percussion

A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Ann Pesavento has taught at Gustavus since 1978 as a full-time faculty member, coordinating woodwind activities, teaching bassoon, music theory and music education courses and conducting/coaching woodwind ensembles. Since 2011, she has served as adjunct instructor of bassoon and woodwind chamber music coach.  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 St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Locally, she served as principal bassoon of the Mankato Symphony for 23 years - soloing on Lars Eric Larsson's Concertino for Bassoon, the VanHal Concerto for Two Bassoons, and the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante - and is currently a free-lance performer in the area.

A strong advocate of chamber music, she was a founding member of the St. Paul wind ensemble, Harmonia Mundi, as well as of the Gustavus Baroque Quartet, the Gustavus Faculty Woodwind Trio and Tre Kroner Kvintetten (the faculty woodwind quintet). She performed on several Minnesota Valley Sommarfest programs, soloing on the Vivaldi Concerto in A minor and contributing to performances of the Schubert Octet, Mozart Gran Partita, Dvorak's Serenade, and Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat and Octet among others. She toured to the East Coast as soloist with the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, performing Weber's Andante and Hungarian Rondo, and was featured in Fucik's Old Bear with the Sore Head with the Gustavus Band. Her several solo recitals have included collaborations with oboe, fluie, clarinet, Classical guitar, and string chamber ensembles.  A past-president of the Minnesota Music Educators Association, she is active throughout the region as a private teacher, clinician, conductor and adjudicator.

Dr. Pesavento retired from full-time teaching at the end of the 2010-2011 school year but continues to-date as the school's bassoon instructor. [She also was recently named the bassoon instructor at Carleton College.]  The Greater Gustavus Bassoon Guild (GGBG) was founded during her time as a full-time faculty member and continues as one of the most unique ensembles included in the Gustavus music offerings.



Education

B.A. College of St. Catherine, M.M. Butler University, D.A. University of Northern Colorado

Areas of Expertise

Bassoon and Chamber Music

Interests

travel, cooking, gardening, and reading


Courses Taught

MUS-184 (Woodwind Ensemble)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-184 Woodwind Ensemble 57 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2002/SP, and 2001/SP
MUS-181 Flute Choir 41 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
MUS-187 Woodwind Choir 30 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
MUS-185 Woodwind Chamber Music 24 2005/SP, 2005/JN, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
MUS-236 Bassoon 21 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
MUS-252 Bassoon 20 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-352 Bassoon 18 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-180 Early Music Ensemble 16 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2004/FA, and 2003/FA
MUS-230 Flute 16 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, and 2003/SP
MUS-232 Oboe 14 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, and 2002/FA
MUS-238 Saxophone 13 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, and 2000/SP
MUS-107 Music for Elementary Teachers 12 2015/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, and 2002/FA
MUS-234 Clarinet 9 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, and 1999/FA
MUS-353 Saxophone 8 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-249 Flute 8 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-111 Music Theory I 8 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, and 2002/FA
MUS-251 Clarinet 7 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-250 Oboe 7 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-349 Flute 7 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-253 Saxophone 7 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-112 Music Theory II 7 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, and 2003/SP
CUR-220 Musical Understanding 6 2011/JN, 2009/SP, 2009/JN, 2007/JN, 2005/JN, and 2004/JN
MUS-351 Clarinet 5 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-350 Oboe 5 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-183 Woodwind Trio 3 2001/SP and 2000/FA
MUS-336 Woodwind Techniques 2 2009/FA and 2007/FA
MUS-268 Career Exploration 2 2008/JN and 2001/JN
MUS-395 Honors in Performance 2 2001/FA and 2000/FA
MUS-396 Honors in Theory and Composition 2 2001/FA and 2000/FA
MUS-186 Woodwind Octet 2 2001/SP
MUS-182 Saxophone Ensemble 2 2000/FA
MUS-128 Recorder Class 1 2011/FA
MUS-397 Honors Project in History Literature 1 2000/FA
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.