Join us for a performance from Norman composer/pianist Dr. Steve Sewell and flautist Dr. Janet Romanishin! Grab a bite at Paisley Cafe or bring your own lunch, then sit back and enjoy the music.
Janet Romanishin, DMA, University of Southern California, has performed in the Tucson Symphony, Ballet and Pops Orchestras, Arizona Opera Orchestra, Missouri Symphony Society Performing Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, Tulsa Opera Orchestra, and Norman Flute Quartet. In addition to performing many solo recitals, she has performed at national conventions for both Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity and the National Flute Association. Dr. Romanishin has taught flute at Duquesne University and the Northern Arizona University Summer Fine Arts Camp, and flute and piano at South Mountain Community College (Phoenix), as well as a class in making and playing PVC pipe flutes at the Chisholm Trail Arts Explosion camp in Duncan, OK. As a member of the Norman, OK Arts and Humanities Guest Artist Program, she presented educational performances about the flute family for schools. She teaches flute privately in Norman, performs and records with the Arioso Consort, and is principal flutist of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra. A founding board member and past president of OFS, she has also served on the board of Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, and is past president of Norman Area Music Teachers Association. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of flute.
Dr. Stephen Sewell, a graduate of Norman High School, was born in Fairfax County, Virginia, but spent most his childhood in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1982, Sewell moved to Norman, Oklahoma and began studying composition under Michael Hennagin, receiving a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1992 at the University of Oklahoma. His list of compositions includes works for orchestra, string quartet, choir, piano, and various solo instruments. He has been honored as an OMTA Commissioned Composer. Besides freelance composition, Dr. Sewell is a private music teacher and accompanist.