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Degrees: D.M.A., Bassoon Performance, Manhattan School of Music; M.M., Bassoon Performance, Yale School of Music; B.A., Bassoon Performance, California State University, Northridge
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A champion of new music, Dr. Beck has commissioned and performed new solo works for bassoon in New York City, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Austin, San Diego, Baton Rouge, New Haven and Banff, Canada. She has performed with a number of contemporary music ensembles including the Twentieth Century Consort in Washington D.C. and North-South Consonance in New York. Her chamber and solo performances include a concert for the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (Massachusetts), performances at several International Double Reed Society Conferences around the country, chamber concerts with fellow faculty members at several universities and frequent recitals. In November 2004 she gave two performances of "The Five Sacred Trees," concerto for bassoon and orchestra by John Williams, with the Redlands Symphony.
He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.
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