Music at Noon concert series presents Nick Sullivan and Deanna Oye

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Music at Noon concert series presents: Nick Sullivan, bass trombone & Deanna Oye, piano
12:15 pm | November 28, 2023
University Recital Hall
Free admission, everyone welcome!

Embark on a musical journey with the dynamic duo of Nick Sullivan, bass trombone and Deanna Oye, piano as they share a program of newly-composed works that showcase their harmonious collaboration through modern melodies and innovative combinations of sound and style. 

About the Artists

After beginning his musical education in Lethbridge, Alberta, Nick Sullivan received a fellowship to undertake graduate studies at the University of Victoria. Unable to escape the lure of the Canadian West Coast, Nick returned to B.C. to continue his studies at the University of British Columbia, completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Currently, Nick is on faculty at the University of Lethbridge teaching the low brass studio, and serves as the Recruitment and Retention Specialist for the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Nick has a passion for brass chamber music, and has performed in numerous chamber music settings. In 2007, his quintet was featured in the Canadian premiere performance of Eric Ewazen’s Shadowcatcher, a concerto for brass quintet and wind orchestra. He is a founding member of Aeris Brass (formerly the U of L Faculty Brass Quintet), as well as the Southern Alberta Trombone Collective (SATbC).

As a soloist, Nick enjoys searching for and commissioning new music for bass trombone, and has a keen interest in vocal works transcribed for low brass. Nick regularly performs as a recitalist throughout Western Canada, and has been featured as a soloist with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, Lethbridge Community Gold Band, and the University of Lethbridge Wind Orchestra.
Active as an orchestral musician, Nick has worked with several orchestras across Canada, such as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and presently performs with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony of the Kootenays.

Away from his trombone, Nick is an avid runner and can also be found working away in his garden or tending to his collection of Bonsai trees. Years of counting rests in the trombone section have given him a reserve of patience required to care for his miniature trees!

Nick Sullivan is a performing artist for Michael Rath Trombones.

Pianist Deanna Oye is Associate Professor and Co-Chair in the Department of Music where she teaches Studio Piano and directs the U of L Collaborative Ensemble, and also teaches with the U of L Conservatory of Music.  She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Dr. Jean Barr, and has given solo and collaborative performances throughout Canada, the U.S., Scotland, Germany, and Japan, with broadcasts on CBC Radio Two and National Public Radio in the U.S.  Deanna is active as an adjudicator, master class clinician and is frequently invited to give career talks to aspiring musicians. She is also passionate about helping her students make connections between music and their other passions and mentoring them to find their own unique niche in the music world.

free admission, all are welcome to attend


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