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Contact us at cypresswindsquartet@gmail.com

Contact us at cypresswindsquartet@gmail.com

Contact us at cypresswindsquartet@gmail.com Contact us at cypresswindsquartet@gmail.com Contact us at cypresswindsquartet@gmail.com

Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All contributions are tax deductible. 

Upcoming Events

4/7/2020

Congregation Emanu El

11:30 AM

1500 Sunset Blvd. Houston, TX

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4/7/2020

Congregation Emanu El

Enjoy a musical experience from Klezmer to rags.  There will be music for all to enjoy!  We look forward to seeing you there.

11:30 AM

1500 Sunset Blvd. Houston, TX

Past Events

1/28/2020

Crain Garden Series

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin

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1/28/2020

Crain Garden Series

The Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet will be performing an afternoon of relaxing music for the Margaret Alkek Williams Crain Garden Performanc...

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin

1/11/2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

4:45 - 5:30

1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX

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1/11/2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The award winning instrumentalists of Cypress Winds will perform in Gallery 214 of the Beck Building.  This performance is held in conjuncti...

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4:45 - 5:30

1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX

11/11/19

Eagle's Trace Senior Living

1 PM

14703 Vista Drive Houston, TX

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11/11/19

Eagle's Trace Senior Living

Join us for a Salute to Veterans for an afternoon of patriotic music.

1 PM

14703 Vista Drive Houston, TX

10/23/19

Jewish Community Center Concert

1:00PM

5601 S. Braeswood Houston, TX

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10/23/19

Jewish Community Center Concert

Arts in the Afternoon

Cypress Winds will be featured as part of JCC's cultural event offerings.


1:00PM

5601 S. Braeswood Houston, TX

10/15/2019

Prelude Concert

7:25 PM

Jones Hall for the Performing Arts

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10/15/2019

Prelude Concert

Prelude Performance for the National Geographic Live Presentation by Jodi Cobb.  This performance highlights women in the arts.tastings host...

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7:25 PM

Jones Hall for the Performing Arts

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About Us

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The Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet seeks to explore diverse musical styles and programming of contemporary and standard works to expand the repertoire for the clarinet quartet.  We are an all senior female ensemble with a goal of promoting the clarinet quartet to enlighten audiences and achieve recognition as a viable alternative to the string quartet. As a senior ensemble, we also focus on bringing music to the seniors of our community.


Sheila Patterson - Musical Director  

Mae Gremillion

Kathie McStravick

Nancy Angerstein


bios

Sheila Patterson - Music Director

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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. Past positions include; Assistant Director of Bands, Texas Southern University, Instructor of Clarinet, Prairie View A&M University Applied Clarinet and Chamber Music Instructor at Lone Star College Cy-Fair and Music Teacher, Houston I.S.D. Ms. Patterson enjoys performing with the Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra (ECHO), the Sugar Land Winds and the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet.

Mae Gremillion

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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 Cypress Symphonic Band, and the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet.

Kathie McStravick

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Performs on clarinet with the Houston Concert Band and the Cypress Winds Quartet. She has played with the Houston Symphonic Band, and Clarinet Ensemble, 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

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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 and Saxophone.

Cypress Winds' Annual Clarinet Quartet Competition

Cypress Winds' annual composition competition is announced on April 1 of each year.  The deadline is November 1 and the winner will be announced on December 1.  Compositions written prior to April 1 are not eligible. Check back for futher information.


The 2019 winner was Lynn John for her composition 'Birdsongs'.  

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In Praise of Higher Understanding

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Cypress winds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization