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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 2nd 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 woodwind players. 

Date: January 26, 2019

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 1/25/19. 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 Woodwind Mania clinics, recitals, and exhibits between 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., a t-shirt (if registered by 1/16/19) 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.

What to Bring

  • Instrument
  • Portable music stand
  • Lunch and dinner.  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.

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.

Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we advise you to leave all non-essential, portable electronic devices at home (iPod, Fitbit, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items and we do not have open Wi-Fi for electronic devices.

Schedule

 

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Exhibitor Set-Up
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.    Participant Check-In
Greenhill Center of the Arts - Atrium
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open! - Atrium
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Morning warm-ups with UW-Whitewater Woodwind Faculty and Guests

  • Flute: Patricia George (Advanced Warm-Up)
  • Flute: Megan O'Connell (Intermediate Warm-Up)
  • Oboe: Suzanne Geoffrey
  • Clarinet: Christian Ellenwood
  • Bassoon: Carol Rosing and Andrew Jackson
  • Saxophone: Matthew Sintchak (Advanced Warm-Up)
  • Saxophone: Emily Roska (Intermediate Warm-Up)
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Woodwind Mania Mass Ensembles Rehearsal #1

  • Flute Ensembles (Advanced and Intermediate Ensembles)
  • Oboe Ensemble
  • Clarinet Ensemble
  • Bassoon Ensemble
  • Saxophone Ensembles (Advanced and Intermediate Ensembles)
10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

Guest Artist Clinics/Visit Exhibits

  • Flute: Jonathan Keeble (10:45-12:00 p.m. Open Master Class)
  • Flute: Megan O'Connell (11:15-12:00 p.m. Clinic for Intermediate Players)
  • Oboe: Suzanne Geoffrey
  • Clarinet: Orlando Pimental
  • Bassoon: Andrew Jackson
  • Saxophone: Kenneth Tse (10:45 - 12:00 p.m. Open Master Class)
  • Saxophone: Cameron Vinson (11:15 - 12:00 p.m. Clinic for Intermediate Players)
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch/Visit Exhibits
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Guest Artist Recital
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Visit the Exhibits
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. Woodwind Mania Mass Ensembles Rehearsal #2
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Concert Set Up/Visit Exhibits
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Closing Concert

  • UW-Whitewater Faculty and Woodwind Mania Mass Ensembles in Concert

*All times are subject to change.  

Exhibitors

  • Flute Specialists
  • Flute World
  • Music and Arts
  • ...and more!

Guest Artists & Clinicians



Jonathan Keeble

Jonathan Keeble, Flute

Jonathan Keeble is known for his rich tone, effervescent personality, and nuanced musicality. In high demand as performing artist and master class clinician. he has been described as having an “infinitely flexible sound, with many subtle colors,” and is among the leading performer/pedagogues of his generation.

He is a regular performer, adjudicator, and presenter at National Flute Association conventions, and is a Past President of the Association. Recent tours include appearances on concert series and festivals in New Zealand, Brazil, Australia, Ecuador, Korea, Hong Kong, New Zealand and throughout the United States.

Jonathan is the flutist for the award winning Prairie Winds and Aletheia Duo, and Principal Flute of the Sinfonia da Camera. He spends summers performing and teaching at Aria International, Madeline Island Chamber Music, the Pacific Northwest Flute and Piccolo Seminar, and at the University of Illinois Pre-College Flute Seminar. As the Professor of Flute at the University of Illinois, Dr. Keeble is one of two faculty in the School of Music’s history to receive the Provost’s Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. In the spring of 2017 he received the College of Fine and Applied Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching.

He has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, and in chamber recitals with Yo-Yo Ma, Renèe Fleming, and Luciano Pavarotti, among others. Classes and solo performances include appearances at the Eastman School of Music, the Juilliard School, Rice University, Indiana University, Northwestern University, and elsewhere.

Jonathan’s students populate the globe as recording artists, faculty at universities and colleges, and as orchestra members. He plays a Nagahara Full Concert flute with 14 karat headjoint, and platinum extended riser.


Patricia George

Patricia George, Flute

Flutist Patricia George is an internationally known performer, teacher, and author. She has presented several hundred “Famous Flute Spa” masterclasses for universities, conservatories, public schools, and flute associations throughout the United States and Ireland. Currently, she is the Editor of Flute Talk Magazine and writes the monthly column “The Teacher’s Studio.” George is the co-author of the award-winning flute pedagogical series: Flute 101: Mastering the Basics, Flute 102: Mastering the Basics, Flute 102: Piano Accompaniment, Flute 103: Mastering the Basics, Flute 103: Piano Accompaniment, The Flute Scale Book, Advanced Studies: The Art of Chunking, and The Flute Vibrato Book, all published by Theodore Presser Company.

George has served as flute professor on the faculties of the Eastman School of Music Preparatory Department, Idaho State University (Faculty Achievement Award 1996), Brigham Young University-Idaho, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and the American Band College. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM, MM, Performer’s Certificate in Flute). Her principal teachers were Frances Blaisdell, Joseph Mariano, William Kincaid, and Julius Baker. She currently resides in Appleton, WI with her husband American composer Thom Ritter George.



Megan O'Connell

Megan O’Connell, Flute

Flutist Megan O’Connell recently earned a Master of Music in performance from University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied with Timothy Hagen, Stephanie Jutt, and Jeanne Swack. While at UW-Madison, Megan performed on flute, piccolo, and traverso with the UW Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and several small student groups. Winner of UW-Madison’s Summer Music Clinic Scholarship and UW-Whitewater’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition, Megan also has a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from UW-Madison (2009) and a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from UW-Whitewater (2015) where she studied with Robin Fellows. Megan is currently instructor of flute at Beloit College, and in her free time enjoys supporting local live music of all genres.



Kenneth Tse

Kenneth Tse, Saxophone

Widely recognized as one of the leading classical saxophonists in the world, Kenneth Tse is certainly one of the instrument’s outstanding proponents on any saxophone aficionado’s short list. He burst on the scene in 1996 as the winner of the prestigious New York Artists International Award, which resulted in an acclaimed debut recital at Carnegie Hall and being hailed “a young virtuoso” by the New York Times. The Alex Award from the National Alliance for Excellence led to another Carnegie Hall performance. And these are but two of the multitude of awards that Tse has garnered in less than a decade and a half. Since then he has been a frequent soloist in five continents. He has also been a guest clinician at conferences hosted by the California Band Directors’ Association, Iowa Bandmaster’s Association, and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinics. Prestigious universities and conservatories worldwide, such as Sydney Conservatory, Moscow Conservatory and Paris Conservatory have invited him to give master classes. He was recently a judge, representing the USA, at the 6th Adolphe Sax International Competition in Dinant, Belgium.

Tse has been an active recording artist since his first CD for Crystal Records at age 23. There are now a total of six Crystal CDs—presenting a wide variety of saxophone repertoire, most of it new, some with assisting artists—as well as eight other releases and more in process on RIAX records, Enharmonic records, Arizona University Recordings and MSR Classics. As an advocate for new music, Tse has had over thirty works dedicated to him by notable American composers as well as international composers. Tse has recorded and premiered many of these concertos, sonatas, solo works and chamber pieces. His arrangements for the saxophone are published by Reed Music, Australia, and his articles have been featured in the Saxophone Journal, The Instrumentalist, Fanfare Magazine, Saxophone Symposium, Iowa Bandmaster Association Journal, Japan’s Piper and The Sax Magainzes, and Yamaha Education Series. Tse has also founded the Hong Kong International Saxophone Symposium which connects saxophonists from Asia and Oceania with world-class saxophone performers and teachers in a week-long event.

Tse is currently Professor of Saxophone at the University of Iowa, Past-President of the North American Saxophone Alliance, and serving his third term in the International Saxophone Committee as President. More information and media clips are available at www.kenneth-tse.com.



Emily Roska

Emily Roska, Saxophone

Saxophonist and educator, Emily Roska recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a Bachelor of Music degree and emphasis in K-12 Instrumental and General Music Education. Emily studied saxophone with Dr. Matthew Sintchak and Mr. Nick Zoulek, as well as piano with Dr. Myung Hee Chung. While at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Emily was a member of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz I Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, and Sax Plus saxophone quartet, which presented at the National Collegiate Undergraduate Research conference (NCUR). In recent years, she has enjoyed establishing private saxophone and piano studios. Emily is currently teaching 4K-7th grade general music in the Pecatonica Area School District in southern Wisconsin.



Orlando Pimentel

Orlando Pimentel, Clarinet

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Orlando Pimentel began his musical training in Venezuela’s System of Youth Orchestras, also known as “El Sistema”. From 1989 to 2009, he was a member of the “Simon Bolivar” Symphony Orchestra and performed with such renowned conductors as Claudio Abbado, Sergiu Comissiona, Gustavo Dudamel, Eduardo Mata, Sergei Senkov, among others. Orlando Pimentel has participated in master classes held by Luis Rossi, Anthony Pay, Walter Boeykens, Kalman Berkes, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Michel Lethiec, Mario Frogionni, Walter Seyfarth, Judit Jaimes and Raquel Adonaylo. In 1988, together with three other colleagues, he formed the Caracas Clarinet Quartet (1996 National Artist Award: Best Classical Ensemble), a chamber ensemble that has performed throughout Venezuela, as well as in China, Europe, South America, and The United States of America. The Caracas Clarinet Quartet released three CD’s: “Cuarteto de Clarinetes de Caracas” (1995), “Aires Tropicales” (1997) with guest artist Paquito D’Rivera, and “Suelos” (2007) with guest artists Anat Cohen, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and Jorge Glem. Orlando Pimentel performs regularly with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Chorus, Fox Valley Symphony, Racine Symphony, Kenosha Symphony, and Festival City Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Pimentel has been invited to perform as part of the 2015,16 and 17 Sphinx Symphony Orchestra Competition. Orlando Pimentel performs regularly with his wife, pianist Elena Abend, as part of the Elisio Ensemble. Mr. Pimentel received his Master’s Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee studying under the tutelage of Todd Levy. Most currently he has been appointed as Faculty of clarinet at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.



Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson, Bassoon

Andrew Jackson is a bassoonist currently residing in Milwaukee. He is the principal bassoonist of the Wisconsin Philharmonic and has recently appeared with them as a soloist. He is also the principal bassoonist of the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, and performs with the orchestras of Racine, Oshkosh and Manitowoc. He has also performed with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Skylight Music Theatre and the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.

He has performed with the Nebraska Theatre Caravan on their Midwest tour and The Orquesta Sinfonica UANL in Monterrey, Mexico. Prior to coming to the Midwest, he was an active freelance musician across north Florida and south Georgia. An active teacher, he maintains a private studio and is currently on faculty at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Carroll University. He has previously taught at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

He holds a Bachelor of Music from The Florida State University, and a Master of Music from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. He studied with Jeffrey Keesecker and Theodore Soluri.


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.


Suzanne Geoffrey

Suzanne Geoffrey, Oboe

As a native of the Milwaukee area, Suzanne Geoffrey has played both oboe and English horn with many southeastern Wisconsin orchestras. Currently, Suzanne is principal oboe of the Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the Waukesha Symphony), the Kenosha Symphony, the Racine Symphony, the Manitowoc Symphony, and the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra. She also plays English horn in the Festival City Symphony.

The Wisconsin Wind Orchestra has toured internationally three times, The Netherlands (2002) and Italy (2015 and 2017). On the first Italian tour, Suzanne became an international soloist performing the Hummel – Introduction, Theme and Variations with the WWO. Suzanne can also be heard on three professional recordings of the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra: Old Wine in New Bottles, Wind Consorts, and World Wind.

Suzanne's current faculty appointments include Carroll University, two University of Wisconsin schools – Whitewater and Parkside, and Beloit College. She is in demand as a clinician throughout southeastern Wisconsin, and maintains a private studio for students of all levels.

Suzanne is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and attended the University of Arizona on a Fellowship for her Master of Music degree in oboe performance.


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.


Matthew Sintchak

Matthew Sintchak, Saxophone

Matt Sintchak is an avid supporter of contemporary music having commissioned and premiered over 50 works. In addition to solo concerts, he performs regularly with the Ancia Saxophone Quartet (based in Minneapolis), 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, and Paul Tynan. 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 and Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.


Carol Rossing

Carol Rosing, Bassoon 

Carol Rosing (bassoon/contrabassoon) is a native of Portage, WI. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Bassoon Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying with Richard Lottridge and a Master's Degree and Professional Studies Degree in Bassoon Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with David Carroll and Frank Morelli, respectively.

Carol is currently the principal bassoonist in the Oshkosh Symphony and in the Beloit/Janesville Symphony, and is the contrabassoonist in the Madison Symphony. In addition, she has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, the Green Bay Symphony, the Fox Valley Symphony, the Dubuque Symphony, the Waukesha Symphony, and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Carol also has vast chamber music experience, having played with numerous woodwind quintets, trios, and chamber ensembles over the years.


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.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will  be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.

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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.