Music faculty, students join together in song

The honors group played an extensive piece around 20 minutes long.

Anna Ciummo

Students and faculty from the Washburn Music Department held a recital March 2, featuring strings and woodwind instruments.

“A Chamber Music Concert” was hosted at White Concert Hall and featured three different classical ensembles. The Washburn Honors Woodwind Quintet performed Gustav Holst’s “Wind Quintet in A-flat Major.”

Next, the Meadowlark Faculty Trio, another woodwind ensemble, performed “Trio for Flute, Oboe, and Bassoon,” by Julius Rontgen.

Finally, the Fetter Honors String Quartet finished the recital with Dmitri Shostakovich’s “String Quartet 1 in C Major.”

Bridget Minellono is the bassoonist for the Washburn Honor’s Woodwind Quintet, and is a junior computer science major.

“It’s one of the higher-up groups at Washburn,” Minellono said about the quintet. “It’s a high honor to be in the group.”

The quintet is also composed of Colleen Dilmore on the flute, Jillian Kincaid on the oboe, Allison Budke on the clarinet and Mary Johnson on the horn.

“Washburn has a great program,” Minellono said. “They teach us well. I love it and enjoy my time.”

The Meadowlark Faculty Trio was a group of Washburn music faculty with Dr. Rebecca Meador, flute; Dr. Katherine Woolsey, oboe; and Leigh Munoz, bassoon.

The Fetter Honors String Quartet finished the recital. The two violinists were Zachary Cope and Samantha Silver, Ryan Masotto on the viola, and Brett Lytle playing the cello. Yu-Fang Chen, violinist and assistant professor of music at Washburn, is the quartet’s coach.

“I’ve worked with the group for around a half a year,” Chen said.

The group is fairly new, with the cellist, Brett Lytle, as the newest member.

“They have become much more mature musicians,” Chen said. “Not only verbally, but musically as well. [Being in this group] is helping to shape them.”

Chen said that the quartet is planning on visiting Italy in the summer for the International Music Festival. She is assured that the string quartet is good enough to take on the challenge.

“They will all do really good in the future,” she said. “No matter what they decided, they will have a great career.”