School of Music

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.

November 23, 2019
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Creative Arts Center
Wright State University

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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.

Festival Schedules

Bassoon Schedule 

Time High School Bassoons Location College Bassoons Location
9–10 a.m. Ryan Reynolds, Masterclass 190 Visit Vendors CAC Lobby
10–10:30 a.m. Visit Vendors CAC Lobby Ryan Reynolds, Masterclass 285
10:30–11 a.m. Double Reed Band Rehearsal 190    
11–11:30 a.m. Guest Artist Recital Schuster Hall Guest Artist Recital  Schuster Hall
Noon–1 p.m. Lunch The Hangar Lunch The Hangar
1–2 p.m. Ancient double reed instruments 190 Ancient double reed instruments 190
2–3 p.m. Double Reed Band Rehearsal 190 Visit Vendors CAC Lobby
3–4 p.m. Visit Vendors CAC Lobby Robyn Dixon-Costa, Alexander Class 180
4–5 p.m. Festival Recital Schuster Hall Festival Recital Schuster Hall

Clarinet Schedule

Time High School Clarinets Location College Clarinets Location
9–9:30 a.m. Masterclass with Prestige Quartet 104 Masterclass with Prestige Quartet 104
10–10:30 a.m. Visit Vendors CAC Lobby Visit Vendors CAC Lobby
11–11:30 a.m. Guest Artist Recital Schuster Hall Guest Artist Recital Schuster Hall
Noon–12:30 p.m. Prestige Quartet Recital Schuster Hall Prestige Quartet Recital Schuster Hall
1–2 p.m. Lunch/Visit Vendors   Lunch/Visit Vendors  
2–2:30 p.m. Clarinet Choir Rehearsal 104 Clarinet Choir Rehearsal 104
3–3:30 p.m. Vandoren Clinic with Shelley Jagow, Ph.D. 104 Alexander Clinic with Dr. Robyn Dixon-Costa 180
3:30–4 p.m. Visit Vendors CAC Lobby     
4–5 p.m. Festival Recital Schuster Hall Festival Recital Schuster Hall

Registration

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

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

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

Note: To receive a t-shirt, you must register by November 6, 2019.


Workshop Presenters

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.

Robyn Dixon Costa

Robyn Dixon Costa is the English hornist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, principal oboist with the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra and a member of the Music at Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestra.

Dan Duncan & Jen Messaros

Duncan and Messaros will present a class on historic bassoons and oboes and other double reed instruments and their evolution to our modern instruments.

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.

Dr. Nave Graham

Dr. Nave Graham is the Instructor of Flute at the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Ryan Reynolds

Dr. Ryan Reynolds is the bassoonist of the Akropolis Reed Quintet, winners of seven national chamber music prizes including the Fischoff Gold Medal and Fischoff Educator Award, and teaches as Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, OH.

Anthony J. Costa

Anthony J. Costa is Associate Professor of Clarinet at Penn State.  He is the principal clarinetist with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, Penn’s Woods Music Festival Orchestra, the Altoona Symphony, and clarinetist/bass clarinetist with the Prestige Clarinet Quartet.

Sarah Nowlin

Sarah Nowlin is the former Director of Bands at The Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati, Ohio where she spent 16 years building a successful band program in an independent school environment.

Janice L. Minor

Janice L. Minor enjoys an active career as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral player, clinician, and music educator.

The Prestige Clarinet Quartet

The Prestige Clarinet Quartet, founded in 1995 at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, is a group of four versatile clarinetists armed with a wide array of exciting repertoire performing recitals.


Vendors

Vendors will be on site with instruments to try, and music and supplies to purchase.

Are you a vendor and would like to have a display? Fill out the vendor sponsorship form (PDF).


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