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Deirdre Fotescu

Biography

What are some of the highlights of your career?

A major highlight of my career is seeing my flute students perform their senior recitals in addition to performing with the Crested Butte Summer Music Festival Orchestra for several years. I presently perform with the Colorado Brass Band.

What most excites you about your field?
The most exciting thing about my field is the transformation of my students from high school level players into skilled expressive musicians.

12. What is your favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley?
I have several favorite things about the Gunnison Valley. The surroundings and recreational opportunities, the University, and the small town where everyone cares about each other.

13. Biography
Born in Glen Cove Long Island NY.
Learned to play the flute in the Glen Cove school system .
Graduate of Memorial High School in Houston TX.
Graduated from the University of Texas and was a member of the Longhorn Band.
Moved to Colorado to enjoy a personally preferable environment,
Graduated Western State College Graduate School .
Worked for the USDA Soil Conservation Service and the Homestake PitchProject Mine.
Taught in the Music and Geology departments at Western for 25 years, retired for 11 years and returned to teach again.
Spends spare time figure skating, speed skating on the mountain lakes, skate skiing, mountain biking and hiking.

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