2016 Biographies — Woodwinds

Katie Cox

Katie Cox

Flute

Originally from Fairbanks flutist Katie Cox resides in Brooklyn, NY. An active contemporary chamber musician in NYC, Katie has worked with leading contemporary ensembles Transit, Concert Black, Contemporaneous, Ensemble Signal, members of eighth blackbird, and 2015 Latin Grammy nominee Mariachi For de Toloacha. A member of Hotel Elefant. Katie also is Executive Director of Wild Shore New Music in Homer and Program Associate for Exploring the Metropolis in NYC.Katie has performed at NYC’s tops venues Roulette Theater, Hearst Plaza for Lincoln Center Out of Doors (2014), Carnegie Hall for the Weill Music Institute (2013), (le) poisson rouge, Miller Theatre at Columbia University, and Brookfeild Place for the Bang on a Can Marathon (2014). Major composers she has worked with include 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams, 2015 Guggenheim Fellow Richard Carrick, Conrad Winslow, Jamie Stewart of the band Xiu Xiu, Anna Clyne, and Mary Kouyoumdjian. Katie received her Bachelors of Music degree at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and Masters of Music Degree at the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University, Long beach. Primary teachers include John Barcellona, Deborah Harris, and Dorli McWayne.


Michele Gingras

Michele Gingras

Klezmer Clarinet

Michele Gingras is Distinguished Professor of Clarinet at Miami University (OH) where she was named Curry Distinguished Educator and Distinguished Scholar of the Graduate Faculty. She performed and taught masterclasses worldwide, released over a dozen CDs, wrote 200 articles and reviews for numerous international publications, and authored two books: Clarinet Secrets and More Clarinet Secrets (Scarecrow Press). She performed with the Cincinnati Klezmer Project for 20 years and concertizes with Duo2go and Miami3 throughout the US. Michele is Past-Secretary of the International Clarinet Association and is an Artist Clinician for Buffet Crampon and Légère Reeds. Subscribe to her videocasts on iTunes and visit her online at Michelegingras.com


Sharman Piper

Sharman Piper

Oboe

Sharman Piper has played principal oboe with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra for more than 30 years and has also has performed regularly with many other Anchorage musical organizations including the Alaska Chamber Singers, the Anchorage Concert Chorus, the Anchorage Opera, Arioso chamber ensemble and the Anchorage Fine Arts Society. For many years she has taught private lessons and been a coach to the high school oboists in the Anchorage Youth Symphony. She studied oboe at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and at Case Western Reserve University, where she studied with the late great principal oboist of the Cleveland Orchestra, John Mack. She has studied chamber music at the Sandpoint Chamber Music Festival and the Fairbanks Fine Arts Festival, and furthered her oboe studies at the John Mack oboe seminars in Carmel, California and at the International Double Reed Society conference in Birmingham, England.


Mary Tesch

Oboe/ English Horn


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