Praised for the “grace and sensitivity” of her playing as well as her enthusiastic teaching, pianist Ann DuHamel serves as Head of Keyboard Studies at the University of Minnesota Morris. A fervent advocate for new music, she has enjoyed working with contemporary composers Lowell Liebermann, Joseph Dangerfield, and Edie Hill, among others. In collaboration with saxophonist Preston Duncan, she commissioned and premiered a new work at the 12th Annual International Saxophone Conference in Mexico City, where her playing and teaching was described as “…a delight for the ears and the soul.” Highlights of her career include appearances at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York City with both Trio Lorca and ensemble: Périphérie. Past performances include venues in Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Uruguay, and across the U.S. Ann earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa under the tutelage of Ksenia Nosikova. As an ardent lover of art song, Ann is thrilled to participate in Source.