Cypress Winds

UPCOMING CONCERTS

 

HOUSTON METHODIST CRANE GARDEN SERIES

ENDURING SPIRIT
VIRTUOSI OF HOUSTON

January 30, 2018 11:30 AM

February 17, 2018 7:30 PM

7:30 PM

MEET THE QUARTET

 

GALLERY

Sheila Patterson - Music Director

A native of Chicago, Illinois received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Following graduation she spent four years as the clarinet soloist with the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command Band. Upon separation from the USAF she moved to Houston to attend graduate school at Rice University where she received her Master of Musical Arts Degree in clarinet performance. She currently teaches applied clarinet and chamber music at Lone Star College Cy-Fair and enjoys performing with the Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra (ECHO), the Houston Symphonic Band 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 & Eb Clarinet in the UH Wind Ensemble and performed in several local area musicals.  After graduation, Mae began a career in International Banking and eventually put her instruments aside due to the demands of working full time and raising a family.  In 2008 she decided to finally dust off the instrument and experience the exhilaration of performance once again.  She studied with retired symphony clarinetist Richard Nunemaker for 5 years to rebuild her music skills while performing with the Lone Star Symphonic Band, the Houston Symphonic Band, the Cypress Symphonic Band, and the Cypress winds Clarinet Quartet..   Mae currently works for Academy, Ltd. where she manages the Account Payables Import Dept.

Kathie McStravick performs with the Houston Symphonic Band, HSB Cl ensemble, and Cypress Winds Quartet. She has played with the Houston Concert Band, 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 Augustein is Principal chair 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 Sax Performance from University of Houston.  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.

FEATURED VIDEOS - MORE COMING SOON

RECORDINGS - MORE COMING SOON

Romanian Christmas Suits 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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