Susetta Dunn Rockett
Susetta Dunn Rockett,
adjunct professor of music, has been
an active and supportive member of the West Texas music community since 1998. She
is currently performing with the Abilene Philharmonic, the Abilene Chamber
Players, the San Angelo Symphony, the Midland/Odessa Symphony, and the Lubbock
Symphony. She is a founding member of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra based in the
Dallas area and has been featured on two recordings published by Nexos.
Rockett was a participant at the John Mack Oboe Masterclass
in Carmel Valley, California, in 1998 as well as the Las Vegas Music Festival
in 2000 and Wayne Rapier’s - French Repertoire Festival in 2003. In March 2004,
Rockett performed with the NanBei Winds at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall
in a recital of works by composer Lewis Neilson. In June of the same year she
was invited to perform with her chamber ensemble at Boston’s Symphony Hall for
the annual Longy Gala.
Rockett completed a Master of Music degree in oboe
performance with distinction from the
Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. She received a B.A. in music
performance and education from Texas Tech University. While attending Texas
Tech, Ms. Rockett was also awarded the distinguished Presser Scholarship for
outstanding musical achievement in 2000.
She has since been invited to be on the faculty for the
Texas Tech University Band/Orchestra Camp, the Abilene Summer Music Festival,
and the McMurry Band Camp. In 2011, she was invited to adjudicate at the annual
Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, Texas, and conduct
sectionals for the 5A Symphonic Band. In July of the same year she was the
etude selector and presented the 2011-2012 Texas All-State music for oboe and
English horn at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention in San Antonio.
She is currently an adjunct faculty member at McMurry
University, Hardin-Simmons University and Abilene Christian University. Rockett
maintains a very active freelance career throughout Texas and has a successful
private studio. Her principle teachers include Wayne Rapier and Amy Anderson.
- Bachelor of Arts, Music Performance and
Education, Texas Tech University
- Master of Music, Oboe Performance, Longy School