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UW-Whitewater Woodwind Mania Clinic

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Join us for an exciting day of woodwind events in Wisconsin! The 3rd Annual University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Woodwind Mania event will feature master classes and recitals with outstanding UW-Whitewater faculty and guest artists, hands-on clinics and master classes for middle school through adult woodwind players, festival mass ensembles for each instrument, exhibitors and more.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Cristina Ballatori, Assistant Professor of Flute at  ballatoc@uww.edu or 262-472-5628. 

This clinic is available middle school through adult flute, clarinet and saxophone players. 

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Limited to the first 100 registrants.

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 1/24/20. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.  Walk-up registration details available here after the online registration closes.

Fee: $35

Lunch and dinner are not included.  Please pack your own or bring money to purchase meals.

Fees Include

The event fee includes admission to all clinics, recitals, exhibits, a t-shirt (if registered by 1/10/20) and insurance.

Refunds

All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event session in order to receive a refund, less 20% administrative fee. Cancellation request received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the 20% administrative fee, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant’s name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name an address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such as case, all fees paid will be refunded.

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A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

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What to Bring

  • Instrument
  • Portable music stand
  • Lunch.  Please pack your own or bring money to purchase meals.

Check In

Participants should plan on arriving between 8:30 - 9:00 a.m to check in at Greenhill Center of the Arts - Atrium.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifiactions from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here. Campus building addresses can be found here.

Parking

Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays.  More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

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Be aware that we advise you to leave all non-essential, portable electronic devices at home but ultimately it is your decision.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Fee: $150 per table.

Fees Include

You will be provided one 8 foot table.

Exhibitor Registration closed!

Registrations accepted until noon on 1/23/20.

Refunds

All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event session in order to receive a refund, less 20% administrative fee. Cancellation request received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the 20% administrative fee, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant’s name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name an address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such as case, all fees paid will be refunded.

Set up

Exibitors will recieve details via email in January on where they may set up.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here.

Parking

Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays.  More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

Downloadable Full Schedule Here

Schedule 

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Participant Check-In (Atrium)
9:00 - 4:30 p.m. Exhibits Open (Atrium)
Flute Specialists, Tenor Madness, Vandoren, Selmer, Music and Arts Yahara River Woodwinds
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Morning Warm-Ups with UW-W Faculty & Guests/Visit Exhibits
Get your day started with participatory warm-up clinics led by UW-W Woodwind Faculty and guests. Separate classes for advanced and intermediate players. Bring your instruments!
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Woodwind Mania Ensemble Reading Sessions/Visit Exhibits
Explore fun ensemble music for Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, and Sax Ensemble led by UW-W Woodwind Faculty and guests. Sessions for both advanced and intermediate players will be offered. Bring your instruments!
11:00 - 12:15 p.m. Guest Artist Clinics/Visit Exhibits Valerie Coleman (Flute), Susan Warner (Clarinet), and Taimur Sullivan (Saxophone) present individual instrument master classes.
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch/Visit Exhibits
Lunch on own.
1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Participatory Sessions/Visit Exhibits
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Visit Exhibits
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Guest Artist Final Concert
2020 Woodwind Mania closes with a Grand Finale Concert featuring our internationally acclaimed guest artists, Valerie Coleman (Flute), Susan Warner (Clarinet), and Taimur Sullivan (Saxophone). You will not want to miss this!

*All times are subject to change.

Exhibitors

  • Flute Specialists
  • Tenor Madness
  • Vendoren
  • Selmer
  • Music and Arts
  • Yahara River Woodwinds
  • ...and more!

Guest Artists 



Valerie Coleman

Valerie Coleman, Flute

Valerie Coleman is regarded by many as an iconic artist who continues to pave her own unique path, as a Grammy® nominated flutist, composer and entrepreneur. Regarded as “one of the Top 35 Women Composers” as listed in the Washington Post by critic Anne Midgette, she is also an alumna of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center CMS Two, laureate of Concert Artists Guild, the flutist and founder of the performer-composer trio Umama Womama. Perhaps most notably, she is the creator, founder, and former flutist of the acclaimed Imani Winds, an ensemble whose performances and original works have redefined wind chamber music with performances that span the globe. Imani Winds’ legacy is documented and featured in a dedicated exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Coleman’s multi-faceted career has led her to be featured with the Philadelphia Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony, the Hartford Symphony, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Boston Symphony Orchestra Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI), New Haven Symphony, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Music at Angelfire, Banff, Spoleto USA, Bravo! Vail, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center, to name a few. Her career as a recitalist and clinician has led her to be the featured guest flutist for the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, New Jersey Flute Fair, South Carolina Flute Society Festival, Colorado Flute Fair, Mid-South Flute Fair, and the National Women’s Music Festival, among many others. Looking forward, Valerie is scheduled to appear for a host of festival and collegiate multi-disciplinary residencies, including Phoenix Chamber Music Society, Virginia Tech, Oberlin College, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, University of North Dakota, Chamber Music Northwest, University of Michigan, and Centre College. She will be the featured headliner at the Long Island Flute Club, Raleigh Area Flute Association, Greater Portland Flute Society, Seattle Flute Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison Flute Day, Bethune-Cookman University Flute Day, and the Florida Flute Society Festival.

Coleman’s passion for chamber music performance is what guided her to become a top advocate, mentor and specialist of the field, with an extensive performance history of premieres and collaborations at festivals and chamber music societies across the United States, with esteemed artists such as Orion String Quartet, Harlem String Quartet, Quarteto Latinoamericano, Dover Quartet, Miami String Quartet, Ani and Ida Kavafian, Yo-Yo Ma, David Shifrin, Gil Kalish, Shai Wosner, Anne-Marie McDermott, Wu-Han, members of the LA Chamber Orchestra, and jazz legends Paquito D’Rivera, Stefon Harris, Jason Moran, René Marie, among many others. She has given countless flute and chamber music masterclasses at institutions in 49 states and over 5 continents, including The Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Curtis Institute, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, Yale University, University of Colorado-Boulder, Northern Colorado State University, University of Louisville, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Carnegie Mellon, New England Conservatory, Oberlin College, McGill University, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, University of Maryland, Interlochen Arts Academy, Beijing Conservatory, Brazil’s Campo do Jordão Festival, and Australia’s Musica Viva, to name a few. With Imani Winds, she was recently an artist-in-residence at Mannes College of Music, Banff Chamber Music Intensive, and Visiting Faculty at the University of Chicago.

Her work as a recording artist features an extensive discography with Imani Winds, and appearances on albums by Wayne Shorter Quartet, Steve Coleman and the Council of Balance, Chick Corea, the Brubeck Brothers, Edward Simon, Bruce Adolphe, and Mohammed Fairouz, on the record labels Naxos, Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon, eOne and Cedille Records. Both her compositions and performances are regularly heard on the air nationally via Sirius XM, NPR, WNYC, WQXR and Minnesota Public Radio, and abroad including RadioFrance, Australian Broadcast Company, and Radio NZ.

Her work as a composer has garnered several awards such as the Herb Alpert Awards Ragdale Prize, Van Lier Fellowship, MAPFund, ASCAP Honors Award, Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program, an induction into her high school’s hall of fame, and nominations from The Academy of Arts and Letters, and United States Artists. Her work, UMOJA, was listed by the Chamber Music America as one of the “Top 101 Great American Ensemble Works” and is a staple within woodwind literature. The Boston Globe describes her as having “talent for delineating form and emotion with shifts between ingeniously varied instrumental combinations”. The New York Times observes her compositions as “skillfully wrought, buoyant music”. The Los Angeles Times referred to her Afro-Cuban Concerto as an “engaging showpiece, deftly woven polyrhythmic lines -- suggesting the pulse of Cuban clave and even James Brown,” and critic Steve Metcalf of the Hartford Courant refers to her as “The composer who almost made me forget Mozart”. Alongside recent commissions from American Composers Orchestra, Carnegie Hall and The National Flute Association, she has enjoyed commissions and premieres from Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, The Library of Congress, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Collegiate Band Directors National Association, Chamber Music Northwest, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and The Universities of Chicago, South Carolina, Michigan, Virginia Commonwealth, Hawaii Manoa and Ohio State. In addition to performances by those commissioners, her works have been performed by organizations like The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Hartford Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and a significant number of chamber ensembles, collegiate bands, and orchestras across the country.

Advocacy and mentorship of artists and emerging ensembles is important to Valerie, and she has immensely enjoyed their success over the years. In 2011, she created the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, a summer mentorship program in NYC that has welcomed musicians from over 100 institutions both nationally and abroad. She has also served on the as an adjudicator for National Flute Association’s High School Artist Competition, Concert Artist Guild, APAP’s Young Performing Concert Artists fellowship, ASCAP’s Morton Gould Award, MapFund Award and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She is on the board of advisors for Composers Now, MacDowell Colony, and Sphinx LEAD, and has previously served on the APAP’s Classical Connections Committee, National Flute Association’s New Music Advisory Committee and Board Nomination Committee.

Valerie studied flute with Julius Baker, Judith Mendenhall, Doriot Dwyer, Leone Buyse and Alan Weiss; composition with Martin Amlin and Randy Wolfe. She is published by Theodore Presser, International Opus and has her own company, V Coleman Music.


Susan Warner

Susan Warner, Clarinet

Susan Warner is Co-Assistant Principal Clarinetist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra. In addition to her position at the opera house, Susan is a member of the Prairie Winds, a nationally touring wind quintet with an annual residency at Madeline Island Chamber Music. Also a member of the Sun Valley Music Festival Orchestra, Susan was recently featured as soloist in Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs. She has performed as substitute musician with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and Grant Park Symphony Orchestra.

Susan has performed at the Tanglewood, Schleswig-Holstein, Heidelberg Castle, Grand Teton, Music Academy of the West, and Aspen festivals. In August 2019 as a member of the Chicago Winds Quintet, Susan, along with her husband CSO hornist David Griffin, toured throughout China where Susan’s growing fluency in Mandarin allowed her to deliver spoken introductions during concerts.

Susan and David live in Oak Park; together they have homeschooled their children Henry and Pearl, allowing for extensive family travels, most recently to Chile, Antarctica, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Panama, and Turkey.


Taimur Sullivan

Taimur Sullivan, Saxophone

Taimur Sullivan is Associate Professor of Saxophone at Northwestern University, and a member of the acclaimed PRISM Quartet. His performances have taken him from the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Knitting Factory, to engagements in Russia, China, England, Germany, and throughout Latin America. He has garnered critical praise as "outstanding...his melodies phrased as if this were an old and cherished classic, his virtuosity supreme" (New York Times), and as a player of "dazzling proficiency" (American Record Guide).

Mr. Sullivan has dedicated much of his career to promoting new repertoire for the saxophone, and has given the premieres of over 200 solo and chamber works by composers including William Bolcom, Alvin Lucier, Gavin Bryars, Libby Larsen, Gunther Schuller, Olga Neuwirth, John Harbison, Martin Bresnick, Donnacha Dennehy, and many others. He has also presented the American premieres of compositions by important European figures such as Gerard Grisey, Toshio Hosokawa, Philippe Hurel, Michael Finnissy, Bruno Mantovani, Giya Kancheli, and Jean-Claude Risset. In honor of his distinguished record of promoting and presenting new works for the saxophone, the New York-based arts-advocacy organization Meet The Composer named him one of eight "Soloist Champions" in the United States.

As a member of PRISM Quartet for 24 years, Sullivan has performed concertos with orchestras nationwide, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and has been invited to conducted residencies at the nation’s leading conservatories including the Curtis Institute of Music, Rice University, and Princeton University. Champions of new music, PRISM has commissioned over 200 works, many by internationally celebrated composers, including Pulitzer Prize-winners Julia Wolfe, William Bolcom, Jennifer Higdon, Zhou Long, and Bernard Rands; MacArthur “Genius” Award recipients Tyshawn Sorey, Bright Sheng and Miguel Zenón; Guggenheim Fellows William Albright, Martin Bresnick, Chen Yi, Lee Hyla, and Steven Mackey; and jazz masters Greg Osby, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Steve Lehman, and Dave Liebman.

From 2005-2016, Mr. Sullivan was the saxophone professor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and from 2000-2005 was on the performance faculty at Columbia University. He appears on over 30 recordings, performs exclusively on Selmer saxophones and mouthpieces, and is a Silverstein Works endorsing artist.


Guest Clinicians

Tatiana Pearson

Tatiana Pearson, Flute

Tatiana Pearson holds a Master of Music degree and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Flute Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During her graduate studies, she was the graduate Teaching Assistant of Flute and Principal Flute of the UWM Symphony Orchestra. She has won many awards in music, including first place in the 2013 UWM Bands Area Concerto Competition, Honorable Mention in the 2016 and 2017 Concord Chamber Orchestra Walter A. and Dorothy J. Oestreich Concerto Competition and was chosen as the alternate for the 2018 Upper Midwest Flute Association Young Artist Competition. She has performed in many locations including Vancouver, San Jose, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Tatiana is an active freelancer and also performs with a number of groups including Five’s Company Quintet and Tabula Nova Ensemble. She also frequently performs as a substitute with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra, and Festival City Symphony Orchestra. She has studied under several teachers including Jeani Foster and Judy Ormond of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and participated in masterclasses with world-renowned flutists such as Nicola Mazzanti, Nicole Esposito, Mimi Stillman and Sarah Jackson. In addition to her active performing career, she also is busy teaching private flute lessons at Hartland Music and Family Music Center. She is also the Adjunct Flute Professor at Maranatha Baptist University. For more information, please visit http://www.tatianaflutist.com.


Katy Hopkins

Katy Hopkins, Yahara River Woodwinds, Instrument Repair

Katy Hopkins, owner of Yahara River Woodwinds, is a Certified Woodwind Repair Technician with over 30 years of experience repairing thousands of woodwinds.

After completing a Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin, she attended Red Wind Vocational Technical School (currently known as Minnesota State College Southeast) where she received a Certification of Instrument Repair. Katy then worked for Powell Flutes while completing a Master of Music in Oboe Performance at New England Conservatory in Boston. After receiving her Master’s degree, she worked for James Keyes Bassoons in Memphis for several years, and since 2000, she worked independently repairing woodwinds for beginners, collegiate and professional players in the Mid-South area. She also repaired instruments for five summers at the International Music Camp in Dunseith, North Dakota and became a certified flute technician with Straubinger and Muramatsu.

In addition to maintaining a repair business, Katy taught middle school choir and band at St. Mary’s Episcopal School for 20 years and was the Instructor of Oboe at the University of Mississippi for 26 years. She is also an accomplished oboist and has performed extensively throughout the Mid-South, including performing regularly with the Memphis Symphony, The University of Mississippi Faculty Woodwind Quintet and tours of national productions such as “Wicked”, “King and I” and Mannheim Steamroller to name a few.

Katy recently moved to Stoughton, Wisconsin (near Madison) where she repairs flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons full-time in her business, Yahara River Woodwinds. After decades of extensive repair, teaching and playing experience, Katy is sensitive to all levels of players from beginners to professionals and strives to meet each player’s specific needs. Katy grew up in rural Maine with a family where music was a part of the fabric of life and she strives to continue that traction. She is extremely proud of her two girls, Hannah and Elise (also accomplished musicians) who attend Agnes Scott College and the University of Louisville respectively.


Heidi Keener

Heidi Keener, Flute

Heidi Keener is a flutist and private instructor in Madison, WI. She is passionate about creating meaningful experiences through performing and teaching music and specializes in developing innovative techniques for efficient practice. Heidi is currently pursuing a DMA in flute performance at the University of Madison-Wisconsin as a Collins Fellow. She holds degrees from Western Michigan University and Youngstown State University. Primary teachers include Timothy Hagen, Martha Councell-Vargas, and Kathryn Thomas-Umble. At UW-Madison, Heidi actively performs with the University Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, and various chamber ensembles. She is also a conducting intern for the Madison Flute Club. Recent activities include teaching part time for the flute studio at Western Michigan University, teaching with Kalamazoo Kids in Tune, coaching chamber ensembles at Western Michigan University’s High School Seminar, coaching sectionals at Portage Northern High School, and performing with the Siren Winds. As a substitute musician, Heidi has performed with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Opera Western Reserve, and W. D. Packard Concert Band. Heidi has been a finalist in the COFA Young Artist Competition, the SEMFA Ervin Monroe Competition, the NFA Piccolo Orchestral Audition Competition, and was a winner of the 2016 WMU Concerto Competition.


Heather Neuenschwander

Heather Neuenschwander, Flute

Heather Neuenschwander is an active flutist in Iowa City and the surrounding area. Although new to area, Heather has performed on flute and piccolo with the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra, the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra and the Grinnell College Symphonic Band. She recently performed at the National Flute Association Convention in Salt Lake City, participated in the American Gothic Performing Arts Festival and also co-founded and conducts the Iowa City Flute Choir. She teaches flute lessons at West Music Store while also maintaining a home teaching studio and working in Online Sales and Promotions for Flute Specialists, Inc. based in Clawson, MI. Heather has also spent some time working at Flute Authority play testing flutes.

Previously, Heather resided in the Metro-Detroit area and played with the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, and the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra. She had an established studio containing students from ages 9 to 92 teaching at Flute Specialists and the Oakland University Preparatory Division in addition to maintaining a home studio.

Heather Neuenschwander has a Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from Oakland University (Rochester Hills, MI) and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI). Heather’s influential teachers include Sharon Sparrow (Associate Principal Flute with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Jeffery Zook (Piccolo with the DSO), Amanda Blaikie (Second Flute with the DSO) and she has also studied with Ervin Monroe, Marina Piccinini, Laurie Sokoloff, Nicola Mazzanti, and Jennifer Clippert. Heather is a previous winner of the David Daniels Young Artist Concerto Competition earning the privilege to play the 3rd movement of the Ibert Concerto with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra. While at Oakland University she received the Matilda Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Instrumental Performance.

Heather currently lives in Coralville with her 4-year-old and 9-year-old sons and her husband Josh who is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting from the University of Iowa. Heather is passionate about flute choir and helping young flutists.


UW-Whitewater Woodwind Faculty

Cristina Ballatori

Cristina Ballatori, Director

Cristina Ballatori has performed across the United States, Europe, England, and Latin America as a recitalist, soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Recent performance highlights include concerts in such venues as the 2016 World Flutes Festival in Mendoza, Argentina, Atelier Concert Series in Paris, France, “Live from Hochstein” Series public radio WXXI in Rochester, New York, and artist residencies in Spain, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Ballatori regularly appears as a guest artist and has been a featured performer, clinician, and adjudicator at many festivals, universities, and conferences including those of the National Flute Association, Music Teachers National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Florida Flute Association, and Mid-South Flute Society among others.

Dr. Ballatori joined the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater music faculty as Assistant Professor of Flute in Fall 2016. A recipient of the University of Texas System’s Outstanding Teaching Award, she previously served as Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley.


Christian Ellenwood

Christian Ellenwood, Clarinet

A passionate recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral clarinetist, Christian Ellenwood performs as principal clarinetist with the Woodstock Mozart Festival/Midwest Mozart Festival, the Skylight Opera of Milwaukee, and appears regularly with other orchestras and ensembles in the region, including the Milwaukee Ballet, Bel Canto Chamber Orchestra of Milwaukee, Madison Symphony, and Madison Opera. Chamber music collaborations include performances with the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet and the Telluride Chamber Music Festival, as well as artists such as LA Phil principal cellist Robert DeMaine, violinist Mark Peskanov, and pianist Christopher Taylor. His clarinet playing can be heard in frequent live broadcasts on Wisconsin Public Radio and on the Albany Records release, Music of Chris Theofanidis, and on CD projects produced by the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where he serves as Professor of Clarinet.

Dr. Ellenwood holds degrees from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Indiana University, where he was an I.U. Fellowship recipient, and the Eastman School of Music, where he was awarded Edith Babcock and George Eastman scholarships. Major teachers and pedagogical influences include Kelly Burke, Eli Eban, and Peter Hadcock.


Matt Sintchak

Saxophonist Matt Sintchak is an avid supporter of contemporary music, having commissioned/premiered over 50 works. In addition to solo concerts, he performs regularly with the Ancia Saxophone Quartet (based in Minneapolis), the Fuse Trio (saxophone, clarinet, and piano), the Sonict Duo (saxophone, video, and electronics), and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Performances have taken him throughout the US, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, and Europe. As a jazz musician, he has recently collaborated with Roscoe Mitchell, Ray Anderson, David Bixler, Ingrid Jensen, Dean Sorenson, and Paul Tynan, among others. He has performed in a variety of venues from the Twin Cities Jazz Festival (St. Paul, MN) to the London Jazz Festival (England). Sintchak studied at the Eastman School of Music (DMA, MM, Performer’s Certificate), the Paris Conservatory, and the New England Conservatory (BM). He is a Conn-Selmer and Vandoren artist and has recorded for the Naxos, Innova, Albany, University of Iowa Composers’ and Zimbel labels. Sintchak is the Professor of Saxophone at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.


Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

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