School of Music to Present Faculty Recital
September 13, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan School of Music will present the faculty
recital of Professor of Music William West and Adjunct Instructor Keith Zimmerman
on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210
N. Park St., Bloomington).
The recital is free and open to the public and will feature Zimmerman on saxophone
and West on piano.
West, who joined the Illinois Wesleyan faculty in 1982, teaches flute and saxophone
and regularly presents solo and chamber music recitals on both instruments, as well
as being an active collaborating pianist. He is also responsible for work in the School
of Music’s basic musicianship sequence of courses and the series of pedagogy courses
for music education majors, in which he teaches sophomore level music theory and woodwind
techniques respectively. He has extensive experience with vocal and instrumental solo
literature and chamber music with an emphasis on newly and recently composed works,
and also specializes in research on performance and literature of pre-Boehm flutes.
Zimmerman, an alum of Illinois Wesleyan, is a saxophone and music education professor
at his alma matter. He has studied under a number of notable musicians including American
concert saxophone pioneer Cecil Leeson at Ball State University, Canadian concert
saxophonist Paul Brodie and as a recipient of a scholarship from the French Ministry
of Culture, Daniel Deffayet at the Paris National Conservatory. In 2002, the international
publication The Saxophone Journal extensively profiled Zimmerman’s saxophone playing and teaching career in a cover
story interview. He was frequently asked to play saxophone for the Ringling Brothers
Circus from 1982 to 1995 and has been first alto saxophonist with the Pekin, Ill.
Muncipal Band since 1994. Zimmerman is also a founding member of the World Saxophone
Congress and the North American Saxophone Alliance and has performed for regional,
national and international meetings of those organizations.
For additional information about the recital or the faculty members involved, contact
the School of Music Office at (309) 556-3061.
Contact: Katie Webb ’13, (309) 556-3181