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Deirdre Fotescu

Deirdre Fotescu

Lecturer in Music

Education

M.A. Western State College, Flute Performance, 1978
B.M., University of Texas Austin, Music Education, 1976

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.

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.

Biography

I was born in Glen Cove Long Island NY where I learned to play the flute in the Glen Cove school system. I graduated from Memorial High School in Houston TX and then went on to graduate from the University of Texas where I was a member of the Longhorn Band. Following the University of Texas, I moved to Colorado to enjoy a personally preferable environment, and completed my graduate degree at Western State College.

Following my master’s degree, I worked for the USDA Soil Conservation Service and the Homestake Pitch Project Mine. I taught in the Music and Geology departments at Western for 25 years, retired for 11 years and have returned to teach again.  I spend my spare time figure skating, speed skating on the mountain lakes, skate skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.

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