Dr. Bret Pimentel joined the music faculty of Delta State University in 2009, where he teaches applied oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone. He is at home with the classical solo repertoire of all the woodwind instruments, as well as chamber and symphonic music, jazz, and rock and pop. In addition to the major modern woodwinds, he is skilled at a number of folk, ethnic, and period woodwinds.
Dr. Pimentel's varied career has included performances as a backing musician for Dave Brubeck, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the King's Singers, the O’Jays, Ed Calle, Mimi Fox, Kelly Eisenhour, and more. His regular performing groups have included the Xenos Quartet, Countdown to Ecstasy, and the Georgia Double Reed Ensemble.
In 2009, he received the degree Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia, with an emphasis in multiple woodwinds performance. His dissertation research dealt with the use of folk, ethnic, and period woodwinds in film and theater music. His master's degree, also in multiple woodwinds performance, is from Indiana University, and his bachelor's degree, in saxophone performance, is from Brigham Young University.
Visit his website: http://www.bretpimentel.com
Department of Music
Delta State University
Cleveland, MS 38733