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Wright State University Winds Festival

The Wright State University Winds Festival is an event that brings together flute, clarinet, bassoon, and oboe players from throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Watch for our return in 2024!

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About the Festival

The festival is a full day of new ideas and exchanges of knowledge geared towards the needs and interests of high school students, private studio teachers, and amateur players. The festival will feature a full day of events and clinics.

  • The festival includes separate schedules, guests and events for flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon.
  • The festival is for high school and college students, amateur and professional players, and private studio teachers.
  • The cost of the event is $35. This covers all master classes, recitals, and events of the day.
  • Everyone should bring an instrument and participate in the clinics and workshops.
  • All festival events will take place on the campus of Wright State University at the Creative Arts Center.


All participants under the age of 18 must submit a medical form (PDF).  Download and complete this form and bring it with you to the festival.

The cost of the event is $35. This covers:

  • Registration fee
  • All masterclasses, recitals, and events
  • Festival t-shirt

Wright State Wind Festival Faculty

Bill Jobert

Bill Jobert is now in his 10th year at Wright State where he serves as Lecturer of Bassoon and Coordinator of Music Education.

Katherine L. deGruchy

Katherine, a native of Dayton, Ohio, received her Bachelors and Masters in Music Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with the renowned oboist John Mack of the Cleveland Orchestra.

John Kurokawa

John Kurokawa is the Instructor of Clarinet at Wright State University. In addition to teaching applied clarinet, he teaches courses in woodwind chamber music, woodwind pedagogy, and music education.

Christopher Chaffee

Christopher Chaffee is Professor of Flute at Wright State University, Instructor of Flute at Interlochen Arts Camp, and a Yamaha Performing Artist.

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