Education

Bring the Sunderman Wind Quintet to your school!

Providing educational opportunities is an important part of the mission of the Sunderman Wind Quintet. As teachers and performers, we enjoy interacting with children of all ages, engaging them in learning about our instruments and repertoire. We can customize a performance for your general music class, theory and music history classes, or work directly with your school ensembles, coaching student chamber groups and/or providing instruction in sectional settings.

The SWQ performs for Pennsylvania high school students in 2019.

The Sunderman Wind Quintet coordinates an active chamber music program at Gettysburg College. Quintet members coach student wind quintets, quartets, as well as smaller ensembles. A highlight of this program are frequent side-by-side collaborations, performing works from the double quintet literature with our students. The SWQ also works with student composers who are learning to write chamber music for winds. We provide a forum where they can hear their music performed by professionals and receive constructive comments, with the opportunity to return multiple times with revisions. These learning opportunities often result in a public performance of the student’s composition.