Ann Pesavento

Emeriti

Professor Emeritus, Adjunct Faculty in Music and Music - Instrumental

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. 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 Concertant - 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, and Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat 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. 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 school's 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


Courses Taught

Current

MUS-184 (Woodwind Ensemble), MUS-252 (Bassoon), and MUS-352 (Bassoon)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-181Flute Choir412011/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-184Woodwind Ensemble392013/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-187Woodwind Choir302010/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-185Woodwind Chamber Music242005/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-236Bassoon212008/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-180Early Music Ensemble162011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2004/FA, and 2003/FA
MUS-230Flute162008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, and 2003/SP
MUS-232Oboe142008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, and 2002/FA
MUS-238Saxophone132008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, and 2000/SP
MUS-252Bassoon112013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-107Music for Elementary Teachers112011/SP, 2010/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, and 2002/FA
MUS-352Bassoon92013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-234Clarinet92008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, and 1999/FA
MUS-249Flute82011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-353Saxophone82011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-111Music Theory I82010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, and 2002/FA
MUS-253Saxophone72011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-251Clarinet72011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-349Flute72011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-250Oboe72011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-112Music Theory II72010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, and 2003/SP
CUR-220Musical Understanding62011/JN, 2009/SP, 2009/JN, 2007/JN, 2005/JN, and 2004/JN
MUS-350Oboe52011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-351Clarinet52011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-183Woodwind Trio32001/SP and 2000/FA
MUS-336Woodwind Techniques22009/FA and 2007/FA
MUS-268Career Exploration22008/JN and 2001/JN
MUS-396Honors in Theory and Composition22001/FA and 2000/FA
MUS-395Honors in Performance22001/FA and 2000/FA
MUS-186Woodwind Octet22001/SP
MUS-182Saxophone Ensemble22000/FA
MUS-128Recorder Class12011/FA
MUS-397Honors Project in History Literature12000/FA

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.