Since 2005, the Sunderman Wind Quintet has been the resident faculty ensemble at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Gettysburg College. The quintet is active in presenting concerts, clinics, and symposia, captivating audiences with their rich tone quality and innovative programming. Performances have included regular appearances on the Sunderman Conservatory of Music recital series, the Musselman Library Notes at Noon series, and 'Music, Gettysburg!'. They can be heard on concert tours throughout the East Coast and are frequent guests of NAfME regional and state conferences.
The quintet performs an eclectic mix of repertoire that audiences find most appealing and is eager to promote new compositions for the genre. In April 2019, the Sunderman Wind Quintet presented a program of new music for wind quintet for the NY Composers Circle in New York City and has premiered compositions by John Steinmetz, Cecilia McDowall, Robert Cohen, John W. Jones and Libby Larsen, We have a great interest in mentoring young composers in learning to compose for this genre.
The Sunderman Wind Quintet recently released its first CD, Five as One, on the Bel Canto label, featuring the premiere recordings of four new compositions for wind quintet.
-- Mark Oldenburg, Chair of 'Music, Gettysburg!'
TERESA BOWERS is Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator for Woodwinds at the Sunderman Conservatory. She performs with the Metta Ensemble, Bowers-Hontz flute and guitar duo and DUO FRANCAIS flute and harp duo. She commissioned and edited Pipings, new music for flute and organ published by Augsburg Fortress. She served as principal flute with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, the Harrisburg Opera Orchestra and has performed with the Maryland Symphony.
NOELLE DREWES is Assistant Professor of Oboe at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music. She is Principal Oboe with the Apollo Orchestra and the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared extensively as a substitute with the National Symphony Orchestra and NSO Pops, as well as with the Richmond, Annapolis, Maryland, Fairfax, Arlington, and Charlottesville Symphony Orchestras. Noelle received her Bachelor of Music degree in oboe performance from Ithaca College, which included a semester of study abroad at the Royal College of Music in London, England, and both Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Maryland. Noelle is also a double reed repair technician. Please visit www.ndrewes.com for more info.
AARON D. SCOTT is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music. He is an active performer in the Greater D.C. Metro Area as well as the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. Previously Aaron has performed with Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, The New World Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and in festivals throughout Europe and North America including the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy, Sarasota Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, and Hot Springs Music Festival. Scott earned a B.M.E. and B.M. at Youngstown State University and a M.M. and D.M.A. at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.
MAX WHARTON is Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music. He served as Associate Principal Bassoon with The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, The U.S. Army Orchestra and performed with The U.S. Army Woodwind Quintet. He has performed with the American Festival Pops Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony, Arlington Symphony, Cedar Rapids Symphony and has served on the faculties of the Washington Conservatory of Music and George Mason University. He holds degrees in Music Education and Bassoon Performance from Cornell College and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Bassoon Performance and Pedagogy from The University of Iowa.
KENNETH BELL is Assistant Professor of Horn at the Sunderman Conservatory. A native of Buffalo, New York, he has a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music and a Masters degree from the Catholic University of America. Presently he is Operations Manager and Principal Horn of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and is also Principal Horn in the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. Ken has played regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Yuri Temirkanov and Marin Alsop, including three European Tours and several Carnegie Hall appearances. He has also participated in many BSO recordings. Ken was a member of two premier military bands, The United States Marine Band, and the Army Field Band. Besides his orchestral and military band touring, Mr. Bell toured the US and Europe as Principal horn with several Broadway shows, including CATS, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber, and West Side Story. He is presently the hornist at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore.