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Faculty Artist Series: Women’s Wind Ensemble

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Women of Note: A Performance Celebrating American Heroines

To promote up-and-coming women composers as well as highlight and honor important American women, the Women’s Wind Ensemble (WWE) will perform four newly commissioned works by the winners of the Women of Note Composition Competition. Shuying Li, Alexis Lamb, Harriet Steinke, and Emily McPherson have created music honoring Rosa Parks, Patsy Mink, Julia Ward Howe, and Betty Friedan. This concert has been sponsored by UNCG, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and Sigma Alpha Iota and will be presented as part of UNC Greensboro’s university-wide thematic program, “She Can, We Can: Beyond the Women’s Suffrage Centennial.”

The Women’s Wind Ensemble (WWE) was formed in 2017 with the intent to showcase various combinations of small and medium-sized wind chamber ensembles. WWE has created an opportunity for both new and long-time friends and colleagues to collaborate in the presentation of both classical standards as well as new works created for the ensemble. Comprised of all female musicians, the WWE embraces opportunities to feature works by women composers and to encourage all young musicians to find their own creative voices.

Members of the WWE:

  • Erika Boysen is Assistant Professor of Flute at UNCG, and is a member of the EastWind Quintet and several other chamber, orchestral, and improvisation-based ensembles.
  • Mary Ashley Barret is Professor of Oboe at UNCG, Principal Oboist of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, and member of the EastWind Quintet.
  • Kelly Burke is the Vice Provost for Graduate Education at UNCG and Principal Clarinetist of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.
  • Rebecca Libera is Assistant Director for the Office of Sponsored Programs at UNCG, and regularly performs with Quintet Sirocco and is a member of many NC symphony orchestras, including Fayetteville Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, Carolina Philharmonic, and Western Piedmont Symphony.
  • Susan Fancher teaches saxophone at Duke University and is soprano saxophonist of the Greensboro-based Red Clay Saxophone Quartet.
  • Abigail Pack is Professor of Horn at UNCG and currently performs with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest Chamber Orchestra, and the Opera Roanoke Orchestra.
  • Ināra Zandmane is one of the leading collaborative pianists in North Carolina and is frequently invited to serve as an official accompanist for national conferences and competitions, including MTNA National Competition and the North American Saxophone Alliance.
  • Special guest Timothy Hagen, flute, will be joining the WWE for this concert as Erika is on maternity leave. Tim is the Visiting Professor of Flute at UNCG for this year, and has appeared in concert at New York’s 92nd Street Y and Lincoln Center. As a composer, his works are performed across the country and have won prizes from the National Flute Association (USA) each year from 2018-2020.


October 28
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tew Recital Hall
100 McIver St
Greensboro, NC 27412 United States
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