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Faculty Ensembles

ISU Faculty Brass Quintet

Since its inception in 1978, the ISU Faculty Brass Ensemble has maintained a busy concert schedule. Members of the ensemble are Eddie Ludema and Blake Reynolds, trumpet; Brian Kilp, Horn, Randall Mitchell, trombone, and Paul Mergen, tuba. The ensemble presents a public concert on campus each year, participates in the School of Music’s Contemporary Music Festival, Faculty Chamber Music Recitals, performs frequently at area schools and churches, and appears at many special University functions.

In addition, The Faculty Brass Quintet has toured in Vietnam, Thailand, and China, and in the summer of 2018, toured in Hungary, Austria, and Croatia. Clinics and concerts by the Brass Quintet are available without charge. For more information contact: Brian Kilp

 

ISU Faculty String Quartet

Formed in 1998, the Indiana State University Faculty String Quartet is devoted to introducing audiences to both contemporary and standard quartet literature. The quartet has performed at various new music festivals in the midwest and performs regularly on the ISU campus. In addition to performing, the quartet works with high school string programs across the state of Indiana. Individual members have studied at major institutions around the country and bring a wealth of chamber music experience to the ensemble.

The members of the Faculty String Quartet include Erik Rohde, violin; Yuri Uchida, violin; Donna Lively Clark, viola; and Kurt Fowler, cello. The quartet is available for clincs and concerts free of charge. For more information contact: Erik Rohde

ISU Faculty Wind Quintet

Established in 1967 the Indiana State University Faculty Wind Quintet is one of three faculty chamber music ensembles in the School of Music. Members of the ensemble are Angela Reynolds, flute; Katherine Gunn, oboe; Angela Hoyt, clarinet; Chad Roseland, bassoon; and Brian Kilp, horn. The Wind Quintet performs regularly on and off campus. In addition to an annual campus concert, the group performs on the Department’s Contemporary Music Festival, Faculty Chamber Music Recitals and has participated in the recording of several compact discs featuring wind music.

The group has performed at The Kennedy Center and the Music Teachers National Convention of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, the Ohio Music Educators Association, MENC North Central Division Conference, and the Indiana Music Educators Association. The Wind Quintet conducts clinics and masterclasses and performs regularly in local and regional schools. Clinics and concerts by the Wind Quintet are available without charge. For more information contact: Brian Kilp