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College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

The Solstice Wind Quintet

The Solstice Wind Quintet is the resident WSU faculty wind quintet. Every year, Solstice tours throughout the Northwest receiving enthusiastic acclaim for vibrant performances of standard repertoire and exciting new works composed especially for the ensemble. Founded in 1978 the group regularly performs on prestigious chamber music series, at universities, art museums and public schools. In the fall of 2018, Solstice performed a concert of repertoire by NW composers at the National College Music Society Conference in Vancouver, BC. They have also played live for National Public Radio’s “St. Paul Sunday” and is regularly featured during WSU’s annual Festival of Contemporary Art Music (FOCAM) concert series. Individual members of the quintet have extensive professional experience in symphony, opera, and ballet orchestras including the Seattle, Spokane, Walla Walla, Yakima, Kansas City, Colorado Mahlerfest, Tulsa, Lyon (France), and Syracuse Symphonies to name just a few. Solstice regularly promotes the music of WSU faculty composers Gregory Yasinitsky, David Javis, and Scott Blasco.


Sophia Tegart Sophia Tegart, flute
Keri McCarthy Keri McCarthy, oboe
Shannon Scott Shannon Scott, clarinet
Martin King Photo Martin King, horn
Jacqueline Wilson  Jacqueline Wilson, bassoon


Founding Members
Frances Risdon (flute)
David Hawkins (oboe)
H. James Schoepflin (clarinet)
Verne Windham (horn)
William Watson (bassoon)

Past Members
Flute: Ann Marie Yasinitsky
Oboe: Barbara Cantlon, Gary Plowman, Keith Thomas, Amari Barash, Sarah Bahauddin
Clarinet: Anthony Taylor
Horn: Roger Logan, Jennifer Scriggins Brummett, Matthew Aubin, Kristin Joham
Bassoon: Barbara Novak, Susan Hess, Ryan Hare, John Reid

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