02/10 Becky Weidman-Winter



Becky Weidman-Winter

is Visiting Professor of Music at Western State College and President of the Colorado Flute Association. She 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 participated in the Jean-Pierre Rampal Competition in Paris, France (2001).


She is a founding member of the Mountain Music Ensemble and Ensemble Vivente and performs with the Crested Butte Music Festival and Lake City Chamber Music Festival.  She has performed as a guest artist and clinician across the U.S. and given world premieres of chamber works for the flute including “Contra Songs” by Catherine McMichael and “Landscapes” by Chappell Kingsland.


Becky has been a member of the Las Colinas Symphony and band Tin Roof Tango in Dallas, Texas and performed frequently with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra.  She is a DMA candidate at the University of North Texas and holds degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder (MM) and Oberlin Conservatory (BM).  Her principal teachers include Kathleen Chastain, Michel Debost, Alexa Still, and Terri Sundberg, and has participated as a soloist in master classes with Jeanne Baxtresser, William Bennett, James Galway, Clare Southworth and Ransom Wilson.


Martha Watson Violett

is Emeritus Professor of Music and teaches piano and class piano. Before retiring in 2010 she was Chair of the Music Department at Western State College of Colorado and taught piano, music history, seminar in music research, and music courses in the general education liberal arts program.

Martha Violett holds the Permanent Professional Certificate in Piano from the Music Teachers National Association and is a member of the Colorado State Music Teachers Association and the MTNA.


Dr. Violett holds the B.M.E. in Vocal Education from Illinois Wesleyan University with a performance major in piano and minors in voice and harpsichord.  She received the M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Piano Performance and the D.M.A. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa where studies of piano and chamber music were with James Avery and John Simms.  She was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship for piano study with Carl Seemann at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg (West) Germany.  She also studied musicology and piano at the University of Washington in Seattle.


Martha Violett began her college teaching career at Western State College where she has been a member of the Music faculty since 1972.  She has been active during that time as a performer of solo and chamber music with Western faculty and guest performers.