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Education: D.M.A. University of Minnesota; M.M. University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music; B.A. Luther College
Dr. David Severtson coordinates the piano program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He teaches studio piano lessons, keyboard musicianship, first-year ear training, and Survey of Western Music. Prior to arriving at UWGB, he taught at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Dr. Severtson maintains an active performing career as a solo and collaborative artist. Recent highlights include a recital on Wisconsin Public Radio with his colleagues, a duo recital with cellist Wendy Warner, a featured performance with the Green Bay Civic Symphony, and an upcoming performance with the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble. He has also performed on faculty and guest artist recitals at the Lawrence Conservatory of Music, Luther College, St. Olaf College, Bemidji State University, and concert series throughout the country. His piano teachers have included Alexander Braginsky, Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff, John Strauss, Jessica Paul, and Steve Perry.
Dr. Severtson’s research has focused on 19th and 20th century French and German music. Using an interdisciplinary perspective, he has published a scholarly article on the literary influences on Robert Schumann’s piano music in the Music Research Forum, and he has given lecture recitals and presentations on composers such as Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Debussy, and Ravel.
Dr. Severtson is a member of the Music Teacher’s National Association, Wisconsin Music Teacher’s Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Sigma Tau Delta. He has also taught and performed at the New England Music Camp, Dorian Music Camp, and Crane Youth Music Camp, and he serves as pianist for the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra and Green Bay Symphony Choir. He received a 2007 MTNA STAR award from the University of Minnesota for excellence in teaching.