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Woodwind Ensemble Master Class

Sunday, March 12, 2017   10:30 a.m.

North Coast WindsThe five members of North Coast Winds (NCW) will lead an interactive masterclass program designed to introduce the basics of chamber music and enhance young musicians’ ensemble playing skills. Participants will have the option of playing their part alongside the NCW in a chamber music immersion experience or pre-formed groups can perform and receive coaching and feedback, all in an encouraging and hands-on environment.

Northeast Ohio students in grades 6-12 are welcome to apply for all master class sessions; applicants must be recommended by their music teacher  in addition to the online form below for consideration.

Participating students and one parent (if student is under 18) also receive complimentary tickets to one of Heights Arts’ 2016-2017 Close Encounters chamber music concerts, featuring members of the Cleveland Orchestra (a $55 min. value).




From the shores of Lake Erie, the North Coast Winds (NCW) has emerged as a dynamic player in the cultural and educational fabric of Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Formed by five alumni of the Cleveland Institute of Music, NCW’s commitment to inspired music-making, memorable educational programming, and connecting with the broadest possible audiences has led the group across the United States in performances and residences.  Awarded second prize at the Yellow Springs Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles, NCW has delighted listeners in beautiful concert halls, gardens, libraries, hospitals, museums, historic homes and hotels, and on the radio.  The ensemble includes Madeline Lucas Tolliver, flute; Mary Kausek, oboe; Benjamin Chen, clarinet; Emily Rapson, horn; and Arleigh Savage, bassoon.



Funding for  master classes and free and discounted tickets is generously provided by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
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