about pure winds

SEMI-FINALIST

The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance

Pure Winds consistently brings music to non-traditional venues and strives to create conversations between performers and audiences.

non-tradicional

+ classical

music

Pure Winds is an award-winning woodwind quintet based in Lansing, Michigan that promotes outside-of-the-concert-hall musical experiences. The group engages audiences of all ages through residencies, masterclasses, and performances.

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MISSION

Recent engagements have included concerts and clinics at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg KY, University of Michigan - Flint, a week-long tour throughout western Montana, as well as being the featured guest artist for the “Chamber Music Montana” series at the University of Montana. The group creates balanced concerts for audiences by bringing a fresh perspective to standard quintet repertoire while performing new music. Members of the ensemble have performed, taught, and placed in competitions across the U.S. and internationally.

Pure Winds exists to create conversations between performers and audiences through high quality chamber concerts and engaging educational programs.

VISION

Pure Winds believes in creating a community where conversations between performers and audiences become a routine part of every performance.

group

achievements

2021

Invited ensemble for the 74th Midwest Clinic

2020

Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference presenter

American Prize semi-finalist

Indiana Music Education Association Professional Development Conference presenter

Running Start Entrepreneurship Competition 2nd Prize

2019

73rd Midwest Clinic presenter

American Prize finalist

our

future

projects

cd recording

Selected by Orpheus Classical through Digital Albums campaign

a book

Book Growing a Woodwind Quintet launch 2021 (sponsored by Running Start Competition prize)

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