Cypress Winds

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM CONCERT

HOUSTON METHODIST CRANE GARDEN SERIES

August 26, 2017 11:00 AM

October 5, 2017 12:00 PM

October 19, 2017 10:00 AM

MEET THE QUARTET

Sheila Patterson - Music Director

is a native of Chicago, Illinois. While enrolled at Chicago Vocational High School, Ms. Patterson was awarded a full scholarship to Interlochen National Music Camp where she spent two summers studying the clarinet with renowned clarinet pedagogue, Sidney Forrest.  She received her Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where she studied privately with Howard Klug. Following graduation she spent four years as the clarinet soloist with the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command Band. Ms. Patterson received her Master of Musical Arts Degree in clarinet performance from Rice University where she studied with Richard Pickar and David Peck (additional Doctoral work in clarinet performance). Former positions held include; Assistant Director of Bands at Texas Southern University, Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at Prairie View A&M University and Music Educator in the Houston Independent School District. Ms. Patterson currently serves as the Clarinet Professor and adjunct professor of music at Lone Star College Cy-Fair. She currently performs with the Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra (ECHO), the Houston Symphonic Band and Clarinet Ensemble and the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet.

Mae Gremillion, a native Texan, received her Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of Houston where she studied under David Peck, principal clarinetist of the Houston Symphony.  While in school, Mae served as principal clarinetist with the Houston Youth Symphony, played Bb and Eb Clarinet in the University of Houston Wind Ensemble and performed in several local area musicals.  Currently, she performs with the Lone Star Symphonic Band, the Houston Symphonic Band, the Cypress Symphonic Band, and the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet.

 

Kathie McStravick performs with the Houston Symphonic Band, HSB Clarinet Ensemble,Houston Concert band, and Cypress Winds Quartet. She has played with the Houston Sinfonietta and Houston Civic Symphony. Originally from Michigan, Mrs. McStravick played in the Heidelberg Symphonic Band while earning her B.A. in German.  She performed in the University of Heidelberg’s Orchestra during her junior year abroad. She has an M.A. in German literature from Rice University and has taught languages in college and middle school.

Nancy Angerstein is Principal Clarinet in the Houston Symphonic Band, Second/Bass Clarinet in the Baytown Symphony and Bass Clarinet for the Cypress Winds Quartet. She holds a B.M. in Education from Indiana U/U of Houston and Master of Music in Clarinet and Saxophone Performance from University of Houston.  Her teachers include Earl Bates, Jeffrey Lerner, and Richard Nunemaker.  She has performed in 3 tours of China and 7 in Europe. In 2012 she toured Texas Universities in Richard Nunemaker’s Houston Clarinet Ensemble. Mrs. Angerstein has performed in the Galveston Symphony, Houston Pops, Symphony North, Houston Civic Symphony, and freelances on Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Saxophone.

 

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Romanian Christmas Suite II

OUR MISSION

The Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet is dedicated to enriching the musical landscape of the Cypress, Texas and surrounding communities. Exploration of diverse musical styles, programming of contemporary and standard works and collaborative interactive programs aid in this mission.

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