Campbell – Department Head, Bassoon
Office: 212B Humanities
Office Phone: 726-8119
Jefferson Campbell has distinguished himself over recent years as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician on the bassoon throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Campbell has appeared as a soloist in California, Florida, North Carolina, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, South Carolina and overseas in Berlin, Germany and Paris, France. As an orchestral musician, Dr. Campbell has held positions with orchestras in Kentucky, North Carolina, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, and Washington. In the summer of 2006, Jefferson Campbell was guest principal bassoon of the Chengdu Philharmonic Orchestra in Chengdu, China, where he was also invited to teach master classes on bassoon at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Recently he was invited to present master classes in bassoon at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Regional Boulogne-Billancourt, France in January of 2009.
His current chamber music projects include the Third Chair Chamber Players (NE) and the UMD Faculty Woodwind Quintet. Dr. Campbell is prominently featured as both a soloist and chamber musician on the recently released compact disc Nostalgia on the Innova label, featuring all of the music for bassoon by composer Justin Henry Rubin. He has recently completed a performance project featuring the commission and performance of three new works for bassoon premiered in Miami (FL), San Francisco (CA), and Duluth (MN), in 2010 as a result of funding received by an Imagine Grant from the McKnight Arts and Humanities Endowment of the University of Minnesota. His upcoming projects include a New York recital featuring new works for bassoon by American composers in 2011 and master classes and recitals with pianist Tracy Lipke-Perry and percussionist Gene Koshinski at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Regional Lyon in January of 2011.
Dr. Campbell is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Music History at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and has served on the artist faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. Dr. Campbell been published in the Journal of the International Double Reed Society and presented and performed at the National Conference of the IDRS in 2003, 2006 and 2007. Jefferson Campbell holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Western Kentucky University, a Master of Music in Bassoon Performance and Chamber Music from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His primary teachers have been Cynthia Estill, C. Larry Long, Mark Popkin, Gary Echols and Dr. Albie Micklich. Dr. Campbell's website
Bergum – Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
Office: 212 Humanities
Jean Bergum is the Executive Secretary in the Music Department. She is responsible for managing and/or performing all aspects of the department's office operation. Her duties include assisting the Department Head with the operational aspects of the department to include fiscal management associated with all departmental budgets, planning and report preparation, and supporting the instructional activities of the department associated with class scheduling, student and faculty assistance.
Office: Chester Park 206
Office Phone: 218-726-7890
Office: Weber Music Hall
A student of both choral and instrumental music, Don started performing professionally at the age of 16. Working with a talent agent, he played original and rock music from 1971 to 1975. His focus then shifted to folk music which culminated with a performance of an original composition at the inaugural ball of Wisconsin Governor Tony Earl in 1980.
A retail music venture, Great Northern Music Centers Inc. was the next thing to be added to his repertoire which he helped build to a three store operation in Ashland and Superior Wisconsin and Duluth Minnesota. This included a sound company, music school and recording studio. Further development of this venture yielded a sound system installation business which featured acoustical consulting, sound system design and sound system operator training.
In 2002, upon completion of the Weber Music Hall, he was asked to apply for the position of Facility Manager and Technical Director. This is the position he holds to this date. He has stayed active as a Sound Engineer, which over the years has included work for: Doc Severinson, Pam Tillis, Marvin Hamlisch, B. J. Thomas, Robin Eubanks, Joey DeFrancesco, SCTV, Vice President Walter Mondale and Governor Rudy Perpich.
Topie – Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
Office: 212 Humanities
Office Phone: 726-8208
Julie Topie is the Principal Administrative Assistant for the Department of Music. As receptionist, she is responsible for responding to requests for information pertaining to academics, scholarships, and incoming student auditions. She also provides secretarial support to the Department Head and faculty.
– Box Office Manager Executive
Office: MPAC 103
Office Phone: 726-8877
RaeAnn Williams is the Box Office Manager for the Departments of Music and Theatre. She is responsible for event ticket sales and house management with the help of several student employees, volunteers and practicum students.
For Information about music department programs and upcoming concerts, please call 218-726-8877