My new work for the Trade Winds Quintet, Emblems, will be premiered during Summer 2016. However, the work is going to be performed at the SMTD@UMMA Concert Series in a preview performance by U-M students and alumni!
Performed by the EMBLEMS QUINTET
Merryl Monard, Flute
Alex Hayashi, Oboe
Clarissa Osborn, Clarinet
Brandon Rumsey, Bassoon
Caroline Steiger, Horn
Although the majority of my works include winds in one way or another, Emblems is my first work for woodwind quintet. The piece is dedicated to my friends, the Trade Winds Quintet (based in Austin and NYC), who will be taking this work on one of their outreach projects to Tanzania in 2016. Trade Winds Quintet's mission is "to empower individuals to express themselves by providing excellent and accessible workshops, performances, and collaborations that explore music as a tool for social change and the arts as a way of life." In four continuous movements, the music of Emblems is inspired by the members' radiant personalities, contagious joy, and dedication to social change through creativity.