Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet
The Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet (PAWQ), artists-in-residence at the Conservatory of Music, carries on a long tradition of outstanding woodwind quintet performance at the Conservatory beginning in 1970. The ensemble has performed for school groups, community concert organizations, professional musician associations, teacher conventions, and music festivals including two recent tours to Panama. PAWQ members include Mathew Krejci, flute, Thomas Nugent, oboe, Patricia Shands, clarinet, Nicolasa Kuster, bassoon, and Jennie Blomster, horn.
If you are interested in a performance and/or master class, PAWQ offers a wide range of programs to satisfy diverse audiences. For informal settings, selections representing numerous composers and styles are interspersed with discussions on performance problems (and solutions). Approximately 30-45 minutes in length, this format is ideal in a school setting and may be followed by group clinics on like-instruments. For formal occasions, the Quintet performs a full-length program of standard wind quintet repertoire.
For information regarding fees and scheduling, please contact Nicolasa Kuster or call 209.946.2708.