Concert Artist Series features Karen Gustafson, trumpet, in Guest Recital

The SNU School of Music presents guest artist Dr. Karen Gustafson in trumpet recital Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Cantrell Music Hall. Accompaniment provided by Dr. Marilyn Rosfeld, piano, and Leah Riddick, organ. Admission is free.

Dr. Karen Gustafson is the Professor of Trumpet at Oklahoma City University and principal trumpet with the Enid Symphony Orchestra. Recent performance credits include the Bach Chamber Players of St. Paul, Minnesota Orchestra, Windsor Symphony, and Phantom of the Opera Orchestra (Toronto), Niagara Symphony, Shaw Festival Orchestra and the Chicago Civic Orchestra.

Gustafson attended the Banff School of Fine Arts, Domaine Forget Summer Music Academy, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Gustafson earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Victoria studying with Louis Ranger, a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, studying with Vincent Cichowicz, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, where she studied with David Baldwin.

Dr. Marilyn Rosfeld is a native of Canada and holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in piano performance and pedagogy. Rosfeld studied piano with Dr. Digby Bell and was awarded the Elsie Bell scholarship and a grant to study music technology at Stanford University. Rosfeld also holds the A.R.C.T. in Piano, B.M. in Piano, the A.B. in Music Education and the M.M. in piano.

Rosfeld has taught on the faculty of Olivet Nazarene University and Southern Nazarene University. She has been organist at Church of the Servant and is currently at Our Lord’s Community Church of Oklahoma City. At Oklahoma City University, Rosfeld teaches piano (private and group), keyboard literature, piano pedagogy, accompanying, computers and music, and supervises pedagogy student teachers.

Leah Riddick received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance and Master’s degree in Music History and Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her major instrument was organ with a minor in harp.

For over eight years, Riddick served as organist and handbell choir director at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Boulder, Colorado. Riddick is currently on the faculty of Southern Nazarene University as the harp instructor. She also serves on the faculty of the University of Central Oklahoma and the Classen School of Advanced Studies. In addition, Riddick is a Celtic music specialist who maintains an active private harp studio and enjoys playing harpsichord and recorder, and participating in early music ensembles.

For further recital information, contact the SNU School of Music at 405.491.6345 or e-mail rspear@snu.edu.