Faculty Ensembles


Oregon Wind Quintet 

Wonkak Kim, clarinet 
Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington, flute
Steve Vacchi, bassoon
Melissa Pena, oboe
Lydia Van Dreel, horn

The Oregon Wind Quintet is an ensemble comprised of the acclaimed faculty at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. The ensemble has performed throughout the west coast, including tours in Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco Metropolitan areas. The group has been sponsored in educational residencies in southern Oregon by the Britt Festival as well as several live performances in Portland's All-Classical radio Thursdays at Three broadcasts. In September 2018, the Oregon Wind Quintet Toured South Korea, performing and presenting with Korean traditional music group Shinakoe at the Oregon Bach Festival composer's symposium and again during their Korea tour. The Quintet was featured in a residency at Texas A&M University in spring 2018, where they performed and collaborated with composers Eric Ewazen, Peter Lieuwen, and Jordan Gallinek. The group explores traditional and new repertoire for wind quintets as well as other combinations with colleagues from the UO faculty. The Oregon Wind Quintet regularly performs at the Oregon Music Educators' Association Conferences, and they were featured in recital during Portland's March Music Moderne IV in 2014. Available on CD are two recent works recorded by the Oregon Wind Quintet: Alex Temple's Thick Line (2012; with saxophonist Idit Shner) and Kenji Bunch's Shout Chorus (2006).


Oregon Brass Quintet 

Miki Sasaki, trumpet
Alex Shuffield, trumpet
Justin Stanley, horn
Henry Henniger, trombone
Michael Grose, tuba

The Oregon Brass Quintet is the faculty brass ensemble in residence at the University of Oregon since the early 1970's. Comprised of the acclaimed UO brass faculty, the OBQ promotes brass chamber music in its region through clinics, educational programs, and recitals. The group explores traditional and new repertoire for brass quintet The OBQ has performed extensively throughout the Northwestern states in a variety of venues including school concerts, concert halls, and educational conferences, including the NAfME/All Northwest Conference.