Spend your lunch with Norman West enjoying an hour of light piano music! Pick up a tasty lunch from our cafe or bring your own lunch and then sit back and enjoy live music on the piano in our cafe area. October's concert will feature performances by pianist Dr. Sallie Pollack and clarinetist Dr. Dawn Lindblade
Sallie Pollack joined the piano faculty at the University of Central Oklahoma’s
School of Music in the fall of 2011 as Assistant Professor of Collaborative
Piano. Dr. Pollack received a Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma in Piano
Performance from Texas Christian University. She was a recipient of the
1996 Fulbright Scholarship for study at the Royal Conservatory of Belgium where
she was awarded the Premier Prix in Piano Performance. After completing a
Master of Music in Chamber Music and Accompanying from the University of
Illinois, she worked as staff accompanist at Texas Tech University until
2000. Dr. Pollack entered the prestigious Doctor of Musical Arts program
in Collaborative Piano at the Manhattan School of Music in 2003 where she was
awarded a full assistantship and received her degree in 2009.
As soloist, Dr. Pollack has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony, the Fort
Worth Youth Orchestra, TCU Symphony Orchestra, and the Colorado College Summer
Conservatory Orchestra. Her many awards and competitions include finalist
in the Concours International Bach Competition in Brussels, and winner in the
Van Cliburn Piano Institute Concerto Competition. As collaborator, she
has played in Carnegie Hall, toured extensively with the Texas Boys Choir,
played for the Fort Worth Ballet, coached opera for Theatre-Hof in Bavaria, the
Illinois Opera Theatre, and the TCU Opera Workshop. She has recently been
collaborative pianist for the National Flute Association, the North Carolina
Summer Institute of Choral Arts and the American Choral Directors Association
National Honor Choirs. Dr. Pollack has performed in music festivals in
Colorado, North Carolina, Nevada, Belgium, Canada and South America and has
collaborated with Phil Smith, Renee Siebert, Charles Castleman, Alexa Still,
Richard Nunemaker, ClaviVoce, Andrew Shulman, Evan Wilson, the Talea Ensemble,
Paul Salamunovich, Lucy Shelton, Peter Lukas-Graf, Aldo Baerton, Dennis Shrock,
Lynn Gackle, Tom Shelton, Adam Unsworth and Sigrid Johnson.
Dawn Marie Lindblade, Assistant Professor at the University of Central
Oklahoma, joined the faculty in the fall of 2011. She also teaches for Clarinet
Pro Workshops with Executive Director, Julie Linder.
She has performed in such halls as Vienna's Schoenbrunn Palace, Dallas’ Morton
H. Meyerson Symphony Center, and Detroit’s Max M. Fisher Music Center along
with many universities and colleges throughout North America.
She is currently principal clarinet in the Edmond Chamber Orchestra. She has
also performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic as well as with the Baton
Rouge, Lansing, Jackson, and Sherman Symphony Orchestras. Conference
performances include the International Double Reed Society Conference, the
International Horn Society Conference, The International Clarinet Association’s
Clarinetfest, the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, College Music
Society National and Regional Conferences, and the Society of Composers, Inc.
active chamber musician, she currently performs with the Lupine Trio with Hong
Zhu, violin and Sallie Pollack, piano, and the Sugarfish Reed Trio with KaDee
Bramlett, oboe and Lori Wooden, bassoon.
Dawn Marie previously taught the clarinet studio at Southeastern Louisiana
University in Hammond, La. Prior to that position she served as visiting
professor of clarinet and chamber music at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of
Music. Dawn has also served on the faculty at Alma College in Alma, MI.
Dr. Lindblade studied
with renowned pedagogues Dr. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Dr. James Gillespie and Dr.