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Keith Sweger

Name: Keith Sweger
Location: Muncie
United States 47306
Contact: Keith Sweger
Professor of Bassoon
School of Music-MIB125
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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Additional Info: Keith Sweger, Professor of Bassoon, came to the Ball State University School of Music in the fall of 1993. His responsibilities include teaching applied and class bassoon and performing with the Musical Arts Quintet, faculty ensemble in residence at Ball State University. Dr. Sweger has performed with the American Wind Symphony, Anderson Symphony, Madison Symphony, Marion Philharmonic, Oshkosh Symphony, South Bend Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Pennís Woods Festival and Green Lake Festival Orchestras. He was co-founder of the Algoma Wind Quintet, the resident faculty quintet at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and from 1988 through 1995, was a member of the Oakwood Chamber Players of Madison, WI. Dr. Sweger is currently principal bassoon with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, contrabassoon with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and performs regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony and Indianapolis Opera Orchestras. His recording credits include Songs of Madness and Sorrow (Arsis CD127), On the Beach At Night (Capstone CPS-8672), Expressions in Units (NR 246-CD), Christmas Lights (E-2054) and August Was Foggy (Alicia) and upcoming releases on the Capstone and New World labels. Dr. Sweger has been a recitalist at conferences of the International Double Reed Society (IDRS), Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI, Inc.), College Music Society (CMS), National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and Music Educators National Conference (MENC) and at numerous colleges and universities around the country and abroad. Active in the International Double Reed Society, Dr. Sweger serves on the Executive Committee of the IDRS, serving as First Vice President elect, and is chair of the 2010 Gillet-Fox International Bassoon Competition. Students of Dr. Sweger have received many honors, winning both undergraduate and graduate concerto contests at Ball State University and numerous off-campus competitions. Also, his students are playing in orchestras and teaching in universities, colleges and public schools around the country. His undergraduate students have been accepted into graduate programs at Rice, Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Peabody, McGill, Michigan, San Francisco Conservatory and others and his students have been selected to attend the Tanglewood, Aspen, Sarasota, Kent Blossom, Texas, Brevard, Opera in the Ozarks, Manchester, Bowdoin, Pennís Woods and Domaine Forget Music Festivals. Dr. Sweger was named the recipient of the 2007 College of Fine Arts Deanís Teaching and the 2008 IMEA Outstanding University Music Educator. Each July, Dr. Sweger hosts the BSU High School Bassoon Camp, drawing students from across the country and abroad for seven days of bassoon study. Guest clinicians for the camp have included Robert Williams, Leonard Hindell, Chuck Ullery, Stephen Paulson, Andrew Gott, Mark Ortwein, Paul Nordby and Michael Trentacosti.
Additional Specialisms: Orchestral Playing, Solo Performance
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