2/16 Bosse Recital




Jim Bosse was born in New York in 1949 and began his music career performing in rock bands. A few of the musicians Jim performed with achieved success in popular music, most notably Billy Joel, who Jim performed with from 1962-1967. Jim’s interest gradually shifted to classical music and he has studied with Colorado’s finest guitarists including Charles Wolzein, David Honig, Ricardo Iznaolo, Masa Ito, and Alex Komodore. He has participated in over thirty master classes with many of the world’s greatest guitarists. In 1986 Jim founded the Southern Colorado Guitar Society and served as its first president. He taught guitar at Adams State College in Alamosa from 1995-1997 and at the University of southern Colorado in Pueblo from 1997-2000. Jim has performed over two hundred concerts in North and South America and he composes classical guitar music and arranges popular music for classical guitar. He has published two books and recorded six CDs.


Becky Weidman-Winter teaches flute and music theory at Western State College of Colorado and is a DMA candidate at the University of North Texas. Becky has won the Flute Society of Kentucky (2008) and Mid-South (2007) Young Artist Competitions, received honorable mention in the Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition (2008) and in 2001 participated in the Jean-Pierre Rampal Competition in Paris, France. Becky has been a member of the Garland, Las Colinas, and Arlington Symphonies and the band Tin Roof Tango in Dallas, Texas. From 2001-2004 she was on the faculty at the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts in Lafayette, CO, teaching flute, piano, and Introduction to Instruments and performed frequently with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Mountain Music Ensemble (flute/oboe/guitar) and Ensemble Vivente (flute and strings) and performs with the Crested Butte Music Festival and Crested Butte Mountain Theatre. She holds degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder (MM) and Oberlin Conservatory (BM). Previous study has been with Terri Sundberg, Alexa Still, Michel Debost, and John Oberbrunner.


Kenneth W. Todd is the director of the applied string studio and orchestras at Western State also teaches string education, music appreciation, and theory courses. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the University of Texas at Austin, he holds the degrees of Bachelor of Music and Master of Music respectively. Prior to his service at Western, he directed high school orchestras for nine years in McAllen and College Station, Texas. His groups at Western have successfully presented at the Colorado Music Educators Association on three different occasions. Mr. Todd is also the director of the Valley Youth Orchestra, a position he has held since 2005. The VYO consists of three orchestras—the Concertino, Philharmonic, and Symphonic Orchestras. These orchestras provide a positive orchestral experience for young musicians ranging from Telluride to Grand Junction along the Western Slope of Colorado. Every two years, the VYO combines with the Valley Symphony Orchestra for a series of spring concerts. Mr. Todd performs with his wife, Alicia Belgiovane, in recitals at Western. He performs on a violin of Carlo Antonio Testore made in Milan, Italy in 1742.